Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. Awarded Contract with Xcel Energy for SCR Systems

  Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. Awarded Contract with Xcel Energy for
  SCR Systems

   Hitachi environmental technology will help reduce power plant emissions

Business Wire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. & HAYDEN, Colo. -- February 11, 2013

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. (HPSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced that it has been awarded a contract for
the design and supply of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems including
Hitachi’s proprietary catalyst with Xcel Energy for its Hayden Station, Units
1 & 2, located in Routt County in Hayden, Colorado. Terms were not disclosed.

The contract includes the design and supply of an SCR System for Hayden  Units
1 & 2 which are coal fired steam electric generating units with a net capacity
of approximately 184 MW and 262 MW, respectively. The Hayden Station fires
Colorado low sulfur bituminous coal as its primary fuel. SCR systems reduce
nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, a contributor to the formation of urban ozone
and smog. The SCR systems being furnished by HPSA will utilize Hitachi’s
state-of-the-art catalyst, offering high NO[x] removal efficiencies over a
wide operating load range. This leading edge technology will help Xcel Energy
meet or exceed its NO[x] reduction requirements, while keeping sulfur trioxide
(SO[3]) emissions low. This highly reliable system is being designed for
continuous operation throughout the year.

Henry Bartoli, president and CEO of HPSA stated, “We are extremely pleased to
have been selected by Xcel Energy to execute this project and look forward to
supporting Xcel Energy’s efforts to supply its customers with clean,
efficient, low cost electricity. This contract represents another important
milestone in the deployment of Hitachi’s proven technologies to the U.S.
markets and further establishes HPSA’s important leadership position as an
industry leader in the reduction of emissions from power generation
facilities.”

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company
with regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy
provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to
3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers
through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in
Minneapolis.

About Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd.

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi
America, Ltd., headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is a leading
supplier of equipment and services for the Power Generation Market including
Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectric facilities. Products include advanced
Pulverized Coal Boilers, Heat Recovery Steam Generators, Steam, Gas, and Hydro
Turbines and Generators, Substation Equipment, and Air Quality Control Systems
for new plants and retrofit applications. Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd.
is Hitachi’s Global Center of Excellence for the emissions market including
Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization, Enhanced All-Dry Scrubber, Fabric Filters,
mercury removal systems and SCR technology. Services include operation and
plant assessment, engineering studies, performance optimization, emissions
improvement, equipment replacement and upgrades. For more information, visit
us at www.hitachipowersystems.us.

AboutHitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. headquartered in
Tarrytown, New York, and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of
electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products
and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more
information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi
Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal
2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen
($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation
Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power
systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and
urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that
support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's
website at  www.hitachi.com.

Contact:

Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd.
Toni Martin, 908-605-2745
toni.martin@hal.hitachi.com
 
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