EDF Renewable Energy, KCP&L, Gov. Sam Brownback Dedicate the

EDF Renewable Energy, KCP&L, Gov. Sam Brownback Dedicate the
Spearville 3 Wind Project 
SPEARVILLE, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 --   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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