UPDATE: FES Seeks Bankruptcy, DOE Emergency Order April 1, 2018By Michael BrooksFirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy after asking Energy Secretary Rick Perry to issue an emergency order directing PJM to compensate coal-fired and nuclear plants. | NRC Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:DOE Approves Emergency Dispatch of Yorktown UnitsPJM secured U.S. Department of Energy approval to dispatch Dominion Energy’s recently shuttered Yorktown coal-fired plant to address potential reliability issues in Virginia. | PJMPerry Hints DOE Won't Grant FES 'Emergency' RequestEnergy Secretary Rick Perry indicated he was not likely to declare an emergency to keep FirstEnergy Solutions’ struggling power plants operating. | © RTO InsiderFirstEnergy Almost Free of FES BankruptcyFirstEnergy has reached what CEO Charles Jones called a “big milestone” in its process of unwinding from FirstEnergy Solutions' bankruptcy.