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Dominion to Place Over 1,200 MW of Older Generating Capacity into "Cold Reserve"

LCG, January 19, 2018--Dominion Energy announced Wednesday that it plans to place nine older, inefficient electric generating units located at five power plants in Virginia into a cold reserve. The units have a combined capacity of 1,208 MW but account for less than one percent of the company???s generation. The nine units could be restarted if necessary, according to the company.

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TEP Plans to Add New Wind Energy Project

LCG, January 18, 2018--Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) today for the design and construction of new wind energy resources to provide 100-150 MW of wind energy from resources that interconnect with TEP's system or deliver power through a third-party firm transmission service.

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EDF's 154-MW Rock Falls Wind Project Achieves Commercial Operations

LCG, December 15, 2017--EDF Renewable Energy yesterday announced that commercial operations have commenced at its Rock Falls Wind Project in northern Oklahoma. Construction on the project began in July 2017.

EDF announced in September 2017 an agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to purchase 120 MW of the power generated by the wind farm. The power purchase agreement (PPA) is Kimberly-Clark's first use of utility-scale renewable energy and will support Kimberly- Clark to surpass its 2022 commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent four years ahead of schedule.

Kimberly-Clark's Global Head of Sustainability stated, "We are proud to partner with EDF Renewable Energy on the Rock Falls project, which marks a significant step in Kimberly-Clark's Energy and Climate strategy."

The Rock Falls Wind Project is located in Kay and Grant Counties. The facility has an installed capacity of 154 MW and uses Siemens wind turbines manufactured in their Iowa-based facilities.

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