EDF Renewable Energy, KCP&L, Gov. Sam Brownback Dedicate the Spearville 3 Wind Project

Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT

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  SPEARVILLE, KS, Oct 25 (Marketwire) -- 
EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, and KCP&L celebrate the
commissioning of the Spearville 3 Wind Project today with a dedication
ceremony. The 100.8 MW (installed capacity) wind project began delivering
carbon-free electricity into the KCP&L generation portfolio earlier this
month. 

    EDF Renewable Energy developed and built the Spearville 3 Wind Project,
while KCP&L will purchase the power generated under a 20-year power
purchase agreement. The project, consisting of 63 General Electric (GE)
XLE turbines, generates enough electricity to supply approximately 40,000
average homes with renewable energy. EDF Renewable Services, formerly
enXco Service Corporation, will provide operations and maintenance
services.

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback was also on hand for the dedication.

    "The creation of new jobs, spurring investment and technological
innovation while helping revitalize our rural parts of Kansas are top
priorities of my Administration," said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.
"The Spearville 3 Wind Farm developed by EDF Renewable Energy is an
outstanding example of the confluence of these objectives. I also applaud
Kansas City Power & Light for its support of the Spearville 3 Wind
Project as a way to provide a diverse and affordable power supply to its
customers." 

    "The development of renewable energy is a critically important task for
the nation. It takes commitment on the part of policy makers, landowners,
community leaders, utilities and developers working in partnership over
many years to bring a project to fruition, which in turn brings direct
and indirect economic benefits to the local community," said Ryan Pfaff,
Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. "We are pleased to
expand upon our relationship with KCP&L which has once again demonstrated
trust and confidence in EDF Renewable Energy to deliver a wind project to
diversify its generation portfolio."

    "This new wind energy facility is just one of the renewable energy
projects that help KCP&L continue to meet current and future renewable
energy requirements in Kansas and Missouri," said Terry Bassham, KCP&L
President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, we believe this
partnership with EDF Renewable Energy will bring significant benefits to
both our customers and shareholders by taking advantage of wind, an
abundant renewable resource."

    As part of EDF Renewable Energy's community investment efforts, the
company presented two contributions in the amount of $2,500 each to the
Ford County Conservation District Scholarship Fund and the Ford County
4-H Council respectively. 

    About EDF Renewable Energy:
 EDF Renewable Energy -- formerly enXco -- is
a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of
expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from
project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF
Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence
in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro,
marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs,
operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United
States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable
Energy's portfolio consists of over 4.5 gigawatts of developed projects
with 1.5 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the
U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the
renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in
the world. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com 

    About EDF Renewable Services:
 EDF Renewable Services -- formerly enXco
Service Corporation -- is the leading third-party provider of operations
and maintenance services in North America. With 25 years of experience,
EDF Renewable Services understands renewable energy facilities represent
a substantial investment. The company takes an owner-operator approach to
ensure maximum returns on the asset, full project value, and ongoing
profitability for new and existing facilities. As part of a global
organization with utility-scale wind and solar plants, the company brings
depth of experience to every project. With more than 6 gigawatts of wind
and solar under contract, EDF Renewable Services is the trusted leader in
O&M. For more information visit: www.edf-renewable-services.com 

    About KCP&L: 
 Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy
Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power &
Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the
leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City
Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company use
KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available
on the Internet at: www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.

    

Contact:
Sandi Briner
EDF Renewable Energy
858-521-3525
sandi.briner@edf-re.com 

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