City Installing New Wind Turbine

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Officials in Winchester will break ground next week on a more than $3 million wind turbine project at an industrial and technology park. Indianapolis-based Performance Services Inc. expects the turbine to be operational this fall. April 15, 2014

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WINCHESTER, Ind. - The City of Winchester will hold a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction for a new utility-grade wind turbine. The proposed plan calls for one 213-foot high, three-blade wind turbine to be installed on the south side of Vision Park, an industrial and technology park. The ceremony, hosted by Mayor Steve Croyle, will be held rain or shine on Wednesday, April 23rd at 10:00 AM EDT at Vision Park on US 27 in Winchester, Indiana.

"After overcoming many hurdles we are pleased the community wind energy project is moving forward. The education, environmental and economic benefits to the City of Winchester is significant. Moving forward we will continue to seek out opportunities and partnerships like this project to further enhance and improve the City of Winchester," said Mayor Croyle.

Electricity generated from the 850-kilowatt turbine will generate more than 2 million kilowatts annually that will be sold via a power purchase agreement to Indiana Michigan Power and American Electric Power (IMP/AEP). The majority of the project is financed through a $2.3 million Clean Renewable Energy Bond. The wind turbine will generate more than $3 million in net revenues over the 25-year project life to help fund City of Winchester utility costs. No tax dollars are being used to fund the project. Revenues from the power purchase agreement will pay for the project loan and annual operating costs.

Performance Services is the design-builder for the project with Harvest the Wind, IMP/AEP and NativeEnergy project partners. NativeEnergy specializes in Help Build carbon offset projects. By purchasing the renewable attributes of wind generation (carbon offset and/or renewable energy credits), NativeEnergy provides crucial upfront revenue to community wind projects, supporting their overall financial soundness and success.

Site work will commence in late April with the turbine foundation pedestal delivery expected in May. The tower components and turbine blades are scheduled to arrive in September with vertical assembly occurring in the same time frame. The actual dates for construction, including the specific date and time of day for raising the blades, is influenced by transportation dynamics, crane assembly and weather conditions, with updates provided as they become available. A dedication event will be held after the turbine is operational in the Fall of 2014.

City of Winchester, Indiana is a vibrant, growing community that respects its heritage and is a place where families, organizations and businesses find the resources, infrastructure, and quality of life to thrive. A good pool of local leadership manages resources well, and works with all community organizations to instill a confidence and excitement about the future of Winchester. It is a community with an eye to the future that respectfully reaches out to surrounding communities and government units in partnership and cooperation for the benefit of the entire county, region and state. www.Winchester-IN.gov

Performance Services is an Indiana-based engineering and construction company that specializes in constructing and renovating schools, universities and healthcare facilities to deliver optimal environments through both the Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract and Design-Build procurement methods. Innovative Community Wind projects are integral to the energy and construction services portfolio. Visit www.performanceservices.com.

About NativeEnergy

Founded in 2000, NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. Through our Help Build carbon offset model, businesses and individuals help finance new wind, water, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. More than 60 community-scale NativeEnergy Help Build projects have been made possible due to investments from business and individuals, reducing 2 million tons of greenhouse gases. In total, NativeEnergy has more than 6 million tons under contract in Help Build offsets, vintage offsets and RECs. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification. Many clients are pioneers in corporate social responsibility, including eBay, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry's, Interface, Stonyfield Farm, Esurance, and National Geographic. Learn more at www.nativeenergy.com.

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Originally Distributed January 31, 2014

WINCHESTER, Ind. - The City of Winchester held a project kick off meeting today in the Mayor's office to discuss construction plans for a new utility-grade wind turbine.

The proposed plan calls for one 213-foot high, 3-blade wind turbine to be installed on the south side of Vision Park, an industrial and technology park in the City of Winchester. The area

features a natural wind resource capable of supporting the wind turbine project.

Electricity generated from the 850-kilowatt turbine will generate more than 2 million kilowatts annually that will be sold via a power purchase agreement to Indiana Michigan Power and American Electric Power (IMP/AEP).

The majority of the project is financed through a $2.3 million Clean Renewable Energy Bond. The wind turbine will generate more than $3 million in net revenues over the 25-year project life to help fund city utility costs. No tax dollars are being used to fund the project. Revenues from the power purchase agreement will pay for the project loan and annual operating costs.

Performance Services is the design-builder for the project with Harvest the Wind, IMP/AEP and

Native Energy project partners. Native Energy specializes in Help Build carbon offset projects. By purchasing the renewable attributes of wind generation (carbon offset and/or renewable energy credits), Native Energy provides upfront revenue to community wind projects, supporting their overall financial soundness and success.

Site work is expected to begin in April of this year with completion of the turbine foundation in June. The tower components and turbine blades are scheduled to arrive in September with vertical assembly occurring in the same time frame. The actual dates for construction, including the specific date and time of day for raising the blades, is influenced by transportation dynamics, crane assembly and weather conditions, with updates provided as they become available. A community groundbreaking event will be held on April 23rd at a time to be announced followed by a dedication event after the turbine is completed this Fall.

Winchester, Indiana is a vibrant, growing community that respects its heritage and is a place where families, organizations and businesses find the resources, infrastructure, and quality of life to thrive. A good pool of local leadership manages resources well, and works with all community organizations to instill a confidence and excitement about the future of Winchester. It is a community with an eye to the future that respectfully reaches out to surrounding communities and government units in partnership and cooperation for the benefit of the entire county, region and state.

Performance Services is an Indiana-based engineering and construction company that specializes in constructing and renovating schools, universities and healthcare facilities to deliver optimal environments through both the Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract and Design-Build procurement methods. Innovative Community Wind projects are integral to the energy services portfolio.

Visit www.performanceservices.com

Source: Performance Services Inc.