Cummins Partners with Wind Farm to Expand Low-Carbon Energy

  Cummins Partners with Wind Farm to Expand Low-Carbon Energy

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- August 16, 2017

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it has entered into a Virtual Power
Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) to
expand a wind farm in Northern Indiana. The agreement is another step for
Cummins as it works ambitiously to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The expansion will add 75 megawatts, enough to power approximately 20,000
average Indiana homes, to the existing 600 megawatt capacity at the Meadow
Lake Wind Farm complex. When fully operational, the wind farm expansion will
generate renewable electricity equivalent to the amount Cummins uses at its
Indiana facilities.

“At Cummins, our strategy is to provide clean, fuel efficient and dependable
power for our customers with the least environmental impact possible,” said
Brian Mormino, Executive Director of Worldwide Environmental Strategy and
Compliance at Cummins. “Greenhouse gases are our largest impact, and we are
currently working on our third facility greenhouse gas reduction goal since
2006. As we explored ways to even further reduce these emissions, we learned
we could add to the renewable energy market in our headquarters state. That
led us to this partnership with EDP Renewables to add low-carbon energy
capacity in Indiana that will benefit the environment and the community for a
long time to come.”

In a VPPA, the wind farm owner sells the power into the broad power markets
that feed the regional electric grid. The agreement with Cummins provides
certainty that enables the project to move forward as it guarantees a fixed
price for that electricity. Cummins benefits as the VPPA provides a hedge
against rising energy prices and the company will receive the renewable energy
certificates to ensure greenhouse gas reductions.

“EDPR NA has the largest wind energy capacity footprint in the state of
Indiana and is pleased to partner with Indiana-based Cummins to help in
meeting its energy and environmental goals,” said Ryan Brown, EDPR NA
Executive Vice President – Eastern Region and Canada. “Cummins’ investment in
low-cost, renewable energy shows its commitment to keeping our world a
cleaner, healthier place to live.”

“With all of our environmental sustainability goals, we want to maximize our
impact,” said Mark Dhennin, Director, Energy and Environment, Cummins Inc.
“Though it’s impractical to transfer the power directly to our facilities, it
was very important to us to choose a project that added real renewable energy
capacity in the marketplace while providing tangible environmental and
community benefits. Our analysis showed that supporting wind power through a
VPPA was the most cost effective way to achieve the greatest greenhouse gas
reduction in Indiana.”

Cummins has a history as an environmental leader. It has been actively
pursuing energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction in its facilities
since 2006, when it set its first GHG reduction goal. The Company has a total
of 11 solar arrays including projects installed in Jamestown, New York and in
Beijing, China.

Cummins’ Environmental Sustainability Plan includes a 2020 energy intensity
reduction goal of 32 percent from a base year of 2010. Also part of the 2020
goal was a commitment to increase renewable energy, and this VPPA delivers on
that promise. Cummins has committed to use science-based target methodology as
it develops its next GHG reduction goal.

In 2016, Cummins received the Award of Excellence from the Clean Energy
Ministerial in the Energy Management Leadership Awards. The Company has been
listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2006, and has a reputation
in the industry for its environmental leadership by reducing emissions from
commercial vehicles and other products with its technological advances.

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and
natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems,
controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power
generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins
currently employs approximately 55,400 people worldwide and serves customers
in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of
approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and
approximately 7,400 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.39 billion on sales
of $17.5 billion in 2016. Press releases can be found on the Web
at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twittter.com/cummins and
on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

About EDP Renewables (EDPR)

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy
sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound
development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating
capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is
currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy,
Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de
Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy
company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has
been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

For further information, please visit www.edpr.com.

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Contact:

Cummins Inc.
Katie Zarich, 317-650-6804
Manager – External Communications
Katie.zarich@cummins.com
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