BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2015--
International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services, today announced that
an auction process will be conducted for FirstEnergy Corp.’s (NYSE: FE)
Pennsylvania utilities — Metropolitan Edison Company (“Met-Ed”),
Pennsylvania Electric Company (“Penelec”), Pennsylvania Power Company
(“Penn Power”) and West Penn Power Company (“West Penn
Power”) (collectively the “Companies”) — to procure full requirements
Default Supply generation service for their Default Service Customers
for the delivery period beginning June 2015.
The bidding process will use a descending-price clock auction format.
The auction will be managed by Independent Evaluator and Auction Manager
CRA International, Inc. The auction is scheduled to take place April 13,
2015 and is being conducted pursuant to the FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania
Default Service Program (DSP-III) as approved by the Pennsylvania Public
Utility Commission. This is the third auction in the series of DSP-III
auctions that began in October 2014.
For the April 13, 2015 auction, Part 1 Applications from prospective
bidders are due no later than March 2, 2015. For successful Part 1
applicants, the submission window for the Part 2 Application process
will be March 10 through March 27, 2015.
The products to be procured in the April 13, 2015 auction for each of
the four Companies are as follows: 12-month residential class (delivery
period June 2015 through May 2016), 24-month residential class (June
2015 through May 2017), 3-month commercial class (June 2015 through
August 2015), 12-month commercial class, and 24-month commercial class.
Additional information about the auction process can be found at the
Information Website at www.fepaauction.com.
About CRA International, Inc. and its Auctions & Competitive Bidding
CRA is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation,
regulatory, and financial consulting, and management consulting. CRA
advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to
litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through
critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965,
clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional
expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to
complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout
the world and is celebrating its 50th year anniversary in
2015. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered
trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com.
CRA’s Auctions & Competitive Bidding Practice offers businesses,
governments, bidders, and other market participants extensive experience
in auction and market design, implementation, monitoring, and
participation. More information about CRA’s Auctions & Competitive
Bidding Practice is available at www.crai.com/service/auctions/.
Source: CRA International, Inc.
Charles River Associates
Andrea Goodman, 617-425-3333
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.