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The J. M. Smucker Company Announces Renewable Energy Agreement

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its commitment to have a positive environmental impact, The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) announced today it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for 60 megawatts (MW) of the utility-scale 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project in Wayne County, Nebraska. Starting in 2020, the wind energy produced from the Plum Creek project will address approximately 50 percent of Smucker’s total electricity use . . . “In addition to creating high-paying local jobs, the Plum Creek Wind Project will result in over $3 million in local community benefits annually in the Wayne County area,” said Declan Flanagan, Founder and CEO of Lincoln Clean Energy.
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Battery Energy Storage Caucus Launches to Bipartisan Support in Congress

PR-Newswire-logoRepresentatives Collins (R-NY) and Takano (D-CA) Form Caucus to Expand Energy Storage

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“Across the nation, states are facing an aging electrical grid that is increasingly unprepared to handle the demands of modern businesses and consumers,” said Rep. Collins. “Energy storage technology is uniquely suited to address infrastructure and energy challenges we face in the United States. The battery storage industry is creating new businesses and providing new jobs to the U.S. economy, and American companies are leading the way globally.”

“Energy storage is modernizing the grid and enabling new economic possibilities, saving businesses and consumers money,” said Rep. Takano. “In Southern California, energy storage is proving to be a transformative technology for our utilities and grid operators. It is a key component of our strategy for replacing retiring generation and managing grid congestion, as well as a critical asset for expanding solar, wind and other renewable energy resources.”

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