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GM Announces Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Energy from New Wind Farms in Ohio and Illinois

LCG, September 21, 2017--General Motors announced Tuesday long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from two wind farms with a combined electric generating capacity of 200 MW. The two new PPAs will allow for all of GM's Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities to meet their electricity needs with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2018. Last September, GM announced last September plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

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Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch Announce PPA for Oklahoma Wind Project

LCG, September 15, 2017--Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power (EGP), the Enel Group's renewables division, announced Wednesday that they have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the energy delivered to the grid and renewable electricity credits (RECs) from a portion of EGP???s Thunder Ranch Wind Project. Anheuser-Busch share of the project will be 152.5 MW.

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Construction Begins at Tyr Energy's Hickory Run Energy Center

LCG, August 24, 2017--Tyr Energy, Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Kansai) and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. (Siemens) announced Monday that they have started the construction of the Hickory Run Energy Center, LLC Power Plant, located approximately 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 1,000-MW, gas-fired project is scheduled to achieve a commercial operation date in April 2020.

The Hickory Run Energy Center will be a combined-cycle energy facility. The project includes two Siemens SGT6-8000H gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and a Siemens steam turbine generator. The plant is expected to cost approximately $915 million.

The project is well-located among the Marcellus and Utica natural gas production areas, with access to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Zone 4. The power generated by the project will be delivered into the PJM Interconnection.

Tyr Energy, LLC will provide all asset management services upon commercial operations and NAES Corporation (NAES), a Tyr affiliate, will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) to the project.

The project was originally developed by an affiliate of LS Power Associates, LP.
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