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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF) (“GrafTech” or the “Company”) today announced that affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Business Partners LP, members of the Brookfield consortium that has a majority ownership interest in GrafTech, intend, subject to market conditions, to offer 7,000,000 shares of GrafTech common stock in an underwritten secondary offering. The selling stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from the offering. GrafTech is not offering any shares of common stock in the offering.


Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) (File No. 333-232190) and a preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering to be filed by GrafTech with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus included in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and the other documents GrafTech has filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference into that registration statement for more complete information about GrafTech, its common stock and the offering. You may obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the prospectus included in the registration statement and the documents incorporated by reference therein, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement for this offering may also be obtained, when available, by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The offering of the common stock will be made only by means of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement.

About GrafTech

GrafTech International Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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Our expectations and targets are not predictions of actual performance and historically our performance has deviated, often significantly, from our expectations and targets. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business, prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We believe that these factors include, but are not limited to: the ultimate impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows; the cyclical nature of our business and the selling prices of our products may lead to periods of reduced profitability and net losses in the future; the possibility that we may be unable to implement our business strategies, including our ability to secure and maintain longer-term customer contracts, in an effective manner; the risks and uncertainties associated with litigation, arbitration, and like disputes, including the recently filed stockholder litigation and disputes related to contractual commitments; the possibility that global graphite electrode overcapacity may adversely affect graphite electrode prices; pricing for graphite electrodes has historically been cyclical and the price of graphite electrodes may continue to decline in the future; the sensitivity of our business and operating results to economic conditions and the possibility others may not be able to fulfill their obligations to us in a timely fashion or at all; our dependence on the global steel industry generally and the electric arc furnace steel industry in particular; the competitiveness of the graphite electrode industry; our dependence on the supply of petroleum needle coke; our dependence on supplies of raw materials (in addition to petroleum needle coke) and energy; the possibility that our manufacturing operations are subject to hazards; changes in, or more stringent enforcement of, health, safety and environmental regulations applicable to our manufacturing operations and facilities; the legal, compliance, economic, social and political risks associated with our substantial operations in multiple countries; the possibility that fluctuation of foreign currency exchange rates could materially harm our financial results; the possibility that our results of operations could deteriorate if our manufacturing operations were substantially disrupted for an extended period, including as a result of equipment failure, climate change, regulatory issues, natural disasters, public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, political crises or other catastrophic events; our dependence on third parties for certain construction, maintenance, engineering, transportation, warehousing and logistics services; the possibility that we are unable to recruit or retain key management and plant operating personnel or successfully negotiate with the representatives of our employees, including labor unions; the possibility that we may divest or acquire businesses, which could require significant management attention or disrupt our business; the sensitivity of goodwill on our balance sheet to changes in the market; the possibility that we are subject to information technology systems failures, cybersecurity attacks, network disruptions and breaches of data security; our dependence on protecting our intellectual property; the possibility that third parties may claim that our products or processes infringe their intellectual property rights; the possibility that significant changes in our jurisdictional earnings mix or in the tax laws of those jurisdictions could adversely affect our business; the possibility that our indebtedness could limit our financial and operating activities or that our cash flows may not be sufficient to service our indebtedness; the possibility that restrictive covenants in our financing agreements could restrict or limit our operations; the fact that borrowings under certain of our existing financing agreements subjects us to interest rate risk; the possibility of a lowering or withdrawal of the ratings assigned to our debt; the possibility that disruptions in the capital and credit markets could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition, or those of our customers and suppliers; the possibility that highly concentrated ownership of our common stock may prevent minority stockholders from influencing significant corporate decisions; the possibility that we may not pay cash dividends on our common stock in the future; the fact that certain of our stockholders have the right to engage or invest in the same or similar businesses as us; the possibility that the market price of our common stock could be negatively affected by sales of substantial amounts of our common stock in the public markets, including by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and its affiliates; the fact that certain provisions of our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and our Amended and Restated By-Laws could hinder, delay or prevent a change of control; the fact that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders; and our status as a "controlled company" within the meaning of the New York Stock Exchange corporate governance standards, which allows us to qualify for exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements.

These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements, including the Risk Factors sections included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements made in this press release relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, except as required by law, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


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Commitment to Disciplined Capital Allocation

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, announces its 2021 capital budget of $1.7 billion, which includes $0.3 billion at Phillips 66 Partners.


“Our 2021 capital budget is supported by our diversified portfolio, strong financial position and capital discipline,” said Greg Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. “We continue to focus on reducing capital expenditures as market conditions remain challenged. We are prioritizing completion of in-progress projects, as well as advancing our investments in renewable fuels. Phillips 66 is committed to financial flexibility, enabled by our balance sheet and strong investment grade credit ratings. We continue to execute our strategy with a focus on disciplined capital allocation and long-term value creation for our shareholders, including a secure, competitive, growing dividend.”

In Midstream, the company plans to invest $610 million, including $300 million of Phillips 66 Partners adjusted capital spending. The budget is directed toward completing near-term committed and optimization projects, focusing on pipeline operations and progressing construction of Sweeny Frac 4 and the C2G Pipeline. In addition, the Midstream budget includes sustaining capital to enhance asset integrity and reliability.

The Refining capital budget includes $521 million of sustaining capital for reliability, safety and environmental projects. The Refining budget will also include $255 million to fund high-return, quick-payout projects to enhance margins by improving clean product yields and reducing feedstock costs, as well as investments to competitively position the company for a lower carbon future. The Refining budget includes pre-construction engineering and design costs related to the company’s plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. Upon expected completion in early 2024, the facility would have over 50,000 barrels per day, or 800 million gallons per year, of renewable fuel production capacity, making it one of the world’s largest facilities of its kind. The conversion is expected to reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and help California meet its low carbon objectives.

The Marketing and Specialties budget primarily reflects the development and improvement of our international retail sites.

The Corporate and Other capital budget will primarily fund digital transformation projects.

Phillips 66’s proportionate share of capital spending by joint ventures Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem), WRB Refining LP (WRB) and DCP Midstream, LLC (DCP Midstream) is expected to be $707 million. Capital spending by CPChem and DCP Midstream is expected to be self-funded.

CPChem’s growth capital will fund expansion of its normal alpha olefins production, optimization and debottleneck opportunities in the olefins and polyolefins chains, as well as continuing development of world-scale petrochemicals projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Qatar.

WRB’s capital spending will be directed to sustaining projects, crude flexibility and distillate yield enhancement.

 

 

Millions of Dollars

Sustaining

 

Growth

 

Capital

Capital

 

Capital

 

Program

Adjusted Capital Program1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midstream

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phillips 66

 

$

160

 

150

 

310

Phillips 66 Partners1

 

 

135

 

165

 

300

 

 

 

295

 

315

 

610

Chemicals

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

Refining

 

 

521

 

255

 

776

Marketing and Specialties

 

 

65

 

51

 

116

Corporate and Other2

 

 

166

 

-

 

166

Phillips 66 Consolidated3

 

 

1,047

 

621

 

1,668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DCP Midstream

 

 

30

 

25

 

55

CPChem

 

 

196

 

214

 

410

WRB

 

 

84

 

158

 

242

Selected Equity Affiliates

 

 

310

 

397

 

707

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Adjusted Capital Program

 

$

1,357

 

1,018

 

2,375

1) - Phillips 66 Partners adjusted capital spending excludes $5 million of growth capital expected to be cash funded by joint venture partners.

2) - Excludes non-cash finance leases of $32 million.

3) - Total consolidated capital spending inclusive of cash funded by joint venture partners is expected to be $1,673 million in 2021.

About Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $54 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2020. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

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This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Words and phrases such as “is anticipated,” “is estimated,” “is expected,” “is planned,” “is scheduled,” “is targeted,” “believes,” “continues,” “intends,” “will,” “would,” “objectives,” “goals,” “projects,” “efforts,” “strategies” and similar expressions are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on management’s expectations, estimates and projections as of the date they are made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not unduly rely on them as they involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative impact on commercial activity and demand for refined petroleum products; the inability to timely obtain or maintain permits necessary for capital projects; changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions that adversely affect programs like the renewable fuel standards program, low carbon fuel standards and tax credits for biofuels; fluctuations in NGL, crude oil, and natural gas prices, and petrochemical and refining margins; unexpected changes in costs for constructing, modifying or operating our facilities; unexpected difficulties in manufacturing, refining or transporting our products; the level and success of drilling and production volumes around our Midstream assets; risks and uncertainties with respect to the actions of actual or potential competitive suppliers and transporters of refined petroleum products, renewable fuels or specialty products; lack of, or disruptions in, adequate and reliable transportation for our NGL, crude oil, natural gas, and refined products; potential liability from litigation or for remedial actions, including removal and reclamation obligations under environmental regulations; failure to complete construction of capital projects on time and within budget; the inability to comply with governmental regulations or make capital expenditures to maintain compliance; limited access to capital or significantly higher cost of capital related to illiquidity or uncertainty in the domestic or international financial markets; potential disruption of our operations due to accidents, weather events, including as a result of climate change, terrorism or cyberattacks; general domestic and international economic and political developments including armed hostilities, expropriation of assets, and other political, economic or diplomatic developments, including those caused by public health issues and international monetary conditions and exchange controls; changes in governmental policies relating to NGL, crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, or renewable fuels pricing, regulation or taxation, including exports; changes in estimates or projections used to assess fair value of intangible assets, goodwill and property and equipment and/or strategic decisions with respect to our asset portfolio that cause impairment charges; investments required, or reduced demand for products, as a result of environmental rules and regulations; changes in tax, environmental and other laws and regulations (including alternative energy mandates); the operation, financing and distribution decisions of equity affiliates we do not control; the impact of adverse market conditions or other similar risks to those identified herein affecting PSXP, as well as the ability of PSXP to successfully execute its growth plans; and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Phillips 66’s businesses generally as set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information —This news release uses the terms “adjusted capital spending” and “adjusted capital program.” These are non-GAAP financial measures that are derived by reducing the company’s budgeted capital spending by that portion expected to be cash funded by joint venture partners, thereby demonstrating the amount of capital spending attributable to Phillips 66. The disaggregation of capital spending between sustaining and growth is not a distinction recognized under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The company provides such disaggregated information to demonstrate management’s return expectations with respect to capital spending.


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Per Share Dividend to Increase from $2.18 to $2.30 on an Annual Basis

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 5.5% increase in the planned quarterly dividend rate for 2021, from $0.545 to $0.575 per share. On an annual basis, the per share dividend rate increases from $2.18 to $2.30. The Company also received authorization from its Board of Directors to repurchase up to $1.35 billion of the Company’s common stock, superseding the authority remaining under the $1.5 billion authorization announced in 2018.


“For eighteen consecutive years we have been able to increase our dividends due to the strength of our business and the growth in our free cash flow generation. We have a resilient business model and expect to continue to perform well in the coming years, positioning us to confidently increase our 2021 dividend rate,” said Jim Fish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management, Inc. “We are pleased to be able to return this cash to our shareholders, as dividends remain a top priority in utilizing our free cash flow.(a)

“Now that we have closed the acquisition of Advanced Disposal, our remaining capital allocation plan, after paying our dividend, will initially focus on strengthening our balance sheet to quickly return to our targeted leverage ratio of 2.5 times to 3 times. We anticipate achieving that level in 2021. Our capital allocation framework has not changed, we remain focused on maximizing long-term value through growth and optimization investments and returning excess cash to shareholders,” concluded Fish.(b)

Waste Management’s Board of Directors must declare each future quarterly dividend prior to payment. The Board of Directors intends to declare the first quarter 2021 dividend in February, at which time the Company will announce the record and payment dates for this dividend. It is expected that the first increased dividend will be paid in March of 2021.

The Company, from time to time, provides estimates of financial and other data, comments on expectations relating to future periods and makes statements of opinion, view or belief about current and future events. This press release contains such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the amount, declaration, timing and payment of dividends in 2021, future share repurchases, future capital allocation, future debt reduction, debt levels or leverage ratio, future balance sheet strength and future business performance and free cash flow. You should view these statements with caution. They are based on the facts and circumstances known to the Company as of the date the statements are made. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from those set forth in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, increased competition; pricing actions; failure to implement our optimization, growth, and cost savings initiatives and overall business strategy; failure to identify acquisition targets and negotiate attractive terms; failure to consummate or integrate acquisitions; failure to obtain the results anticipated from acquisitions; failure to successfully integrate the acquisition of Advanced Disposal, realize anticipated synergies or obtain the results anticipated from such acquisition; environmental and other regulations, including developments related to emerging contaminants and renewable fuel; commodity price fluctuations; international trade restrictions; weakness in general economic conditions and capital markets; public health risk and other impacts of COVID-19 or similar pandemic conditions, including increased costs, social and commercial disruption, service reductions and other adverse effects on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows; failure to obtain and maintain necessary permits; disposal alternatives and waste diversion; declining waste volumes; failure to develop and protect new technology; failure of technology to perform as expected, including implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; failure to prevent, detect and address cybersecurity incidents or comply with privacy regulations; significant environmental or other incidents resulting in liabilities and brand damage; significant storms and destructive events influenced by climate change; labor disruptions; impairment charges; and negative outcomes of litigation or governmental proceedings. Please also see the Company’s filings with the SEC, including Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K as updated by our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to its business. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, including financial estimates and forecasts, whether as a result of future events, circumstances or developments or otherwise.

(a)

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure. Free cash flow is not intended to replace “Net cash provided by operating activities,” which is the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure. The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures, plus proceeds from divestitures of business (net of cash divested) and other sales of assets. This definition may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

(b)

The components of the Company’s leverage ratio, or total debt to consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, are defined in its $3.5 billion revolving credit agreement filed with the SEC.

 

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com.


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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Gas Utility Analysis & Forecasts Edition 2 - 2021" database has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


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This database can be used in two ways. You can use them to target utilities as primary end-customers if you are selling products or services to the utilities directly, and you can prioritise the utilities by size, region and country. For example, you could identify the 38 electricity discos in the world with over 10 million customers, or the 316 with 1 million or more. You might be more interested in the 6,865 smaller electricity utilities with under 1 million customers. Or you could pick the 213 small utilities in South America, and drill down further by size or country. Or, you can segment the 2.8 billion customers of the utilities, by country and utility size.

The databases have wider implications for other associated product fields. The discos supply power or gas and they are also channels to reach electricity and gas consumers for a multitude of other associated product offers. Many municipal discos have already developed ranges of products and services, some widely different from energy but carried via the channel of their energy supplies. Zero straight in on your prime targets.

Some products or services involve high investment and are designed for large utilities. Many more are in the intermediate or small range. Whichever category you are in, this database provides a basic marketing resource to segment and target your market.

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The composition of the gas utility population is different from electricity utilities, in that it has fewer very large utilities and more mid-sized, reflecting the more concentrated asset base of the gas sector. The database will give you the resource to locate and navigate the gas utility sector.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Engine No. 1, an investment firm which seeks to enhance long-term value through active ownership and which recently announced its intention to nominate four highly qualified, independent director candidates to the Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) (“ExxonMobil” or the “Company”) Board of Directors, today issued the following statement regarding ExxonMobil’s announcement of emission reduction targets for 2021-25 (to follow the Company’s prior targets expiring in 2020).


Today’s announcement reinforces the urgent need for ExxonMobil to develop a strategy for long-term value creation and for new directors with successful track records in energy industry transformations to help it do so. While reducing emissions intensity is important, nothing in ExxonMobil’s stated plans better positions it for long-term success in a world seeking to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions. Likewise, as the Company itself acknowledges, nothing in its enhanced Scope 3 disclosure will lead to the reduction of such emissions.

ExxonMobil remains committed to aggressive oil and gas capital expenditure plans requiring high oil and gas prices to break-even and continues to eschew material business diversification opportunities. This strategy inherently restricts ExxonMobil’s ability to pursue aggregate emission reduction targets and prevents it from better positioning itself to create long-term shareholder value in an evolving industry.

We have called for ExxonMobil to improve capital allocation discipline and explore opportunities to profitably diversify its business with the help of new directors who have the skills and experience to help do so. Along with improving ExxonMobil’s financial picture and helping to protect its dividend, we believe these changes can help the Company establish Scope 1, 2 and 3 emission reduction targets as part of a sustainable, transparent, and profitable long-term plan. This is why we believe it is time for the Company’s shareholders to weigh in. We look forward to a constructive dialogue on this topic with the Company and its shareholders.”

Additional information regarding Engine No. 1’s plan may be found at www.ReenergizeXOM.com.

About Engine No. 1

Engine No. 1 is an investment firm purpose-built to create long-term value by driving positive impact through active ownership. For more information, please visit: www.Engine1.com

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Project to generate $2 billion in economic impact and nearly 800 jobs in Virginia and North Carolina during construction.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading developer of onshore and offshore wind in the U.S., submitted a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday, December 11th for the first phase of the company’s wholly owned Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project. The COP also includes the findings from an economic impact study (EIS), conducted by the Public Strategy Group, which anticipates substantial economic and employment benefits to result from the construction of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind’s multiple phases between 2021 and 2030.


We’re proud to be the first to submit a federal permit for a commercial scale offshore wind project in Virginia and the Carolinas,” said Bill White, Avangrid Renewables’ head of U.S. offshore wind. “Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind will deliver clean energy to customers in the region and significant economic benefits and quality jobs for decades to come.”

The first phase of the project, anticipated to begin construction as soon as 2024, will have the capacity to generate approximately 800 megawatts (MW) of electricity. When all phases are complete, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to have a total generation capacity of up to 2,500 MW, or enough to power 700,000 homes – approximately four times the number of households in Virginia Beach -- with clean energy.

The offshore wind industry presents tremendous opportunity to the Hampton Roads region,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO of the Hampton Roads Alliance. “I look forward to working with Avangrid Renewables as they develop the Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project and deliver substantial economic benefits to the Hampton Roads region.”

The EIS found that the project will drive significant economic activity and employment opportunity in the region. Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to generate $2 billion in economic impact between 2021 and 2030 and is expected to create nearly 800 jobs in Virginia and North Carolina, with nearly 600 of those in the Hampton Roads region which includes southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

An executive summary and full EIS can be viewed here. To learn more about the project, please visit: www.kittyhawkoffshore.com.

About Avangrid Renewables: Avangrid Renewables, LLC is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. and part of the IBERDROLA Group. It is a leading renewable energy company in the United States, owning and operating a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities primarily using wind power. IBERDROLA, S.A., is an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid Renewables is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.avangridrenewables.com.

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

About Avangrid Renewables: Avangrid Renewables, LLC is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. and part of the IBERDROLA Group. It is a leading renewable energy company in the United States, owning and operating a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities primarily using wind power. IBERDROLA, S.A., is an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Avangrid Renewables is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.avangridrenewables.com.

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $36 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.


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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today announced that Roger W. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the MKM Partners Virtual Conference on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).


The live audio webcast presentation will be available on the company’s website at http://ir.murphyoilcorp.com.

ABOUT MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

As an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Murphy Oil Corporation believes in providing energy that empowers people by doing right always, staying with it and thinking beyond possible. It challenges the norm, taps into its strong legacy and uses its foresight and financial discipline to deliver inspired energy solutions. Murphy sees a future where it is an industry leader who is positively impacting lives for the next 100 years and beyond. Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.murphyoilcorp.com.


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TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (“Transco”), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB), announced today that it has extended its offer to exchange any and all of its $700 million in aggregate principal amount of outstanding 3.250 percent Senior Notes due 2030 and $500 million in aggregate principal amount of outstanding 3.950 percent Senior Notes due 2050 for an equal amount of the applicable series of its registered 3.250 percent Senior Notes due 2030 and 3.950 percent Senior Notes due 2050 until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 16, 2020. The offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5 p.m. EST on December 11, 2020.


As of 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 11, 2020, holders of $698,870,000 aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 3.250 percent Senior Notes due 2030 (constituting approximately 99.8 percent of the principal amount of such outstanding notes) and holders of $500 million aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 3.950 percent Senior Notes due 2050 (constituting 100 percent of the principal amount of such outstanding notes), have delivered valid tenders pursuant to the offer. Except as set forth herein, the terms and conditions of the offer remain unchanged. Transco may further extend the expiration date of the offer in its sole discretion.

The offer is being made pursuant to a prospectus dated November 12, 2020, a copy of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Transco has not authorized any person to provide information other than as set forth in the prospectus. Copies of the prospectus and the transmittal letter governing the exchange offer can be obtained from the exchange agent, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., by faxing a request to (732) 667-9408 or by writing via regular or certified mail, or overnight courier, to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Corporate Trust Operations—Reorganization Unit, 111 Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse, New York 13057, Attn: Tiffany Castor.

This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The exchange offer is being made solely pursuant to the prospectus dated November 12, 2020, including any supplements thereto, and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is committed to being the leader in providing infrastructure that safely delivers natural gas products to reliably fuel the clean energy economy. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams connects the best supplies with the growing demand for clean energy. Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – and handles approximately 30 percent of the natural gas in the United States that is used every day for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use.

Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal law. Although Transco believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in Transco’s annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Largest U.S. Manufacturer of Above-Ground Storage Tanks and Processing Equipment Well-Positioned for Market Recovery

ODESSA, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Permian Tank & Manufacturing (“Permian Tank” or the “Company”), today announced it has been acquired by New Permian Holdco, LLC, resulting in a successful exit of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for the Company’s operations. The sale was supported by Permian Tank’s current lender, who provided incremental financing to strengthen the Company during the transition and has committed to provide additional growth capital.

The buyer, New Permian Holdco, LLC (“New Permian”) will continue to provide its industry leading tanks and vessels throughout the Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken and other major U.S. plays. Additionally, New Permian has made a strategic investment in the Company’s modular unit and skidded systems production capabilities. The Company believes its ability to offer a one-stop, turn-key solution provides an immediate growth catalyst as the oil field services sector continues a broad push toward margin improvement coming out of 2020.

Michael Haynes, Company President, said, “Permian Tank continues to focus on engineering and manufacturing best-in-class products for its customers. Our newly engineered, high-specification integrated solution offerings provide our customers with a simplified supply chain through a single point of contact that delivers a lower cost and higher efficiency end-product. We remain committed to our employees and customers and have emerged from this process stronger than ever as we continue to position Permian Tank for long-term success.”

About Permian Tank

Permian Tank is the largest United States’ manufacturer of above-ground storage tanks and processing equipment for the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Permian Tank has more than 40 years of operating experience, with manufacturing plants located throughout Texas and South Dakota, serving shale plays throughout the United States.

Permian manufactures a variety of wellsite related processing equipment, including storage tanks, production vessels, and skid mounted modular system packages.


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CoolX3000 provides highest performance, unique flexibility and intelligent control and monitoring for medical, life science and specialized industrial applications



DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) – a global leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions – today introduced its new Excelsys CoolX®3000 modular, configurable power platform. Designed for a wide range of demanding medical and industrial applications, this 3000 W power supply platform delivers leading power density, provides unique flexibility, and features digital communication and control to connect with other applications to deliver on the promise of Industry 4.0.

Optimized for use in medical diagnostics, imaging and treatment equipment, life science systems, clinical chemistry as well as specialized industrial equipment, the CoolX3000 rounds out AE’s CoolX family of configurable power supplies, which includes the CX600, CX1000 and CX1800 Series.

CoolX3000 simplifies system integration for the world’s leading OEMs and provides unique levels of flexibility and scalability, with up to 24 isolated user field-configurable outputs and individual output controls. The CoolX3000 provides the highest power level in the range, offering full control of output voltage and current, as well as sequencing control via digital and analog interfaces. Further, CoolX3000 has full safety agency approval for operation in high altitude conditions of up to 5,000 meters, which is critical for medical applications.

“The CoolX3000 builds on Advanced Energy’s market-leading CoolX family of configurable power supplies and provides our medical, life science and industrial customers with a broader range of power, outputs and intelligent control capabilities to meet their design requirements,” said Conor Duffy, vice president and general manager, medical, at Advanced Energy. “For decades, customers have relied on AE’s line of highly reliable and extremely efficient power solutions. We are future-proofing our customers’ systems with the latest, advanced regulatory and safety approvals. With full digital communication and control, we are also a partner in enabling their Industry 4.0 initiatives.”

CoolX3000 meets the industry’s latest medical and industrial safety standards, including IEC60601-1 3rd edition, IEC60601-1-2 4th edition (EMC), IEC60950, IEC62368-1 and SEMI F47.

For detailed product information and technical specifications, visit the CoolX3000 product page.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing and healthcare. With engineering know-how and responsive service and support around the globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology advances, propel growth for its customers and innovate the future of power. Advanced Energy has devoted more than three decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA. For more information, visit www.advancedenergy.com.

Advanced Energy | Precision. Power. Performance.


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Doosan GridTech, a global EPC leader in energy storage, will deploy a battery storage solution that provides grid stability for Australia's third-largest economy.



BRISBANE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vena Energy-Australia has named Doosan GridTech as its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner to build Queensland's largest energy storage system. This battery energy storage system (BESS) will play a major role in improving grid stability and supporting the state's shift to renewable energy. Located near Wandoan in the state's southwest region, the BESS will have a discharge capacity of 100MW and deliver 150MWh—enough to provide power for 57,000 homes.

"As our first grid-scale energy storage project, the Wandoan South BESS in South West Queensland required an EPC partner that carries Doosan's expertise depth and market credibility," said Anil Nangia, Head of Vena Energy-Australia. "We view Doosan as a long-term partner who shares our desires to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region and to enrich local economies and communities."

Doosan's design of one of the largest battery systems in Australia features:

  • a customized battery building that will efficiently manage the safety, protection, and ambient temperature control for more than 20,000 lithium-ion batteries;
  • Doosan's cutting-edge control and monitoring software to operate the plant's energy management system and allow the BESS' participation in the ancillary service market;
  • the ability to convert to battery/solar hybrid control for future system evolution.

"We are honored that Vena Energy has chosen Doosan to deliver Queensland's largest battery energy storage system as the country enters a new dawn of renewable energy solutions," said Adrian Marziano, General Manager, Doosan GridTech- Australia. "The Wandoan South BESS represents a big step in building our momentum to provide high megawatt grid-scale battery storage systems. Again, we are demonstrating that competitively priced turnkey systems deployed alongside advanced and flexible control platforms are winning propositions for global renewable developers. Turnkey delivery provides simplicity of purchase and a higher degree of short-term risk management. Advanced and upgradable software ensures long-term risk management in the form of flexibility for technology options and adaptation to meet future grid needs."

Doosan's Intelligent Controller (DG-IC®) will be the operating software platform of the Wandoan South BESS. It is one of the first storage control systems built on open standard interfaces and is custom-designed to meet the Australian transmission system's rigorous requirements. The DG-IC is the advanced intelligence of a BESS system designed to provide speedy response against complex schedules and operating modes while ensuring that power quality is maintained.

Vena Energy-Australia is a subsidiary of Vena Energy, a leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) of renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region with over 11 gigawatts in operation, construction, and development. In Australia, Vena Energy is progressing over 2.5 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across the country. Headquartered in Singapore, Vena Energy manages the development, design, procurement, construction, and maintenance of its solar, wind, and battery energy storage systems in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Vena Energy is committed to engaging local communities through its portfolio projects' investment lifecycles and incorporating the management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards into its strategy and business practices. For more information, please visit www.venaenergy.com.

Doosan GridTech® is a multi-disciplined team of power system engineers, software developers, and turnkey energy storage specialists. We help electric utilities and other megawatt-scale power producers evaluate, procure, integrate and optimize energy storage, solar power, and other distributed energy resources. Our battery storage experts in Seattle, Melbourne, and Seoul have designed, built, and controlled over 30 energy storage installations in the Americas and Asian-Pacific regions – representing 310MW of capacity. Ranked as one of the top energy storage solution providers by Navigant Research and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, we are the proud recipients of two Grid Innovation Awards from GreenTech Media. Our parent company, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., is a multibillion-dollar global conglomerate that serves power and industrial markets. www.doosangridtech.com


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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) announced today that Fayez Sarofim will retire from its board of directors effective December 31, 2020. Mr. Sarofim has served on KMI’s board of directors since 1999.

“Fayez has been a long-standing member of the board, and we appreciate his valuable guidance and advice during his 21 years of service,” said KMI Executive Chairman Rich Kinder. “He has always provided thoughtful and wise suggestions for the betterment of the company. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

“I have enjoyed working with Rich, the board and the management team during my time serving on the board of directors,” said Mr. Sarofim. “KMI has grown substantially during that period, and I am confident it will continue to be successful in the future.”

Mr. Sarofim was born in 1928 in Cairo, Egypt. He came to the United States in 1946 and became a naturalized American citizen in 1961. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Berkeley and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. In August 1958, he founded the investment firm Fayez Sarofim & Co., in Houston, Texas. He is an active philanthropist in the community and a significant contributor to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the MFAH’s extensive collections and exhibitions presented primarily at three main gallery buildings on the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. This addition to the museum allowed the entire community greater access to galleries featuring a wide variety of collections and exhibits. He also provides support to the Houston Ballet, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center and Houston Grand Opera, to name a few.

At this time, KMI’s board does not anticipate appointing a successor to the board.

About Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Access to reliable, affordable energy is a critical component for improving lives around the world. We are committed to providing energy transportation and storage services in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner for the benefit of people, communities and businesses we serve. We own an interest in or operate approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 147 terminals. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, CO2 and other products, and our terminals store and handle various commodities including gasoline, diesel fuel chemicals, ethanol, metals and petroleum coke. For more information, please visit www.kindermorgan.com.

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Converter--Technavio estimates the global HVDC converter stations market to grow by USD 3.36 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 14% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.



The market is driven by the increase in global power demand. However, the ongoing slowdown in the Chinese economy might challenge growth.

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HVDC Converter Stations Market: Technology Landscape

Based on technology, the market saw maximum growth in the LCC segment in 2019. The segment is driven by the increased use of LCC HVDC converter stations from underground and submarine connection applications. The market growth in the segment will be significant over the forecast period.

HVDC Converter Stations Market: Geography Landscape

74% of the market’s growth originated from APAC in 2019. The increasing emphasis on renewable energy is one of the key factors fueling the growth of the HVDC converter stations market in APAC.

China and India are the key markets for HVDC converter stations in APAC.

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Major Three HVDC converter stations Market Vendors:

ABB Ltd.

ABB Ltd. operates its business through segments such as Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, Robotics & Discrete Automation, and Corporate and Other. The company builds HVDC converter stations such as 800 kV HVDC.

Alstom Holdings SA

Alstom Holdings SA operates its business through segments such as Rolling Stock, Signalling solutions, Integrated systems, and Services. The company builds HVDC converter stations such as 800 kV and 600kV HVDC.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. operates its business through segments such as Power and Industry. The company builds HVDC converter stations such as 500 kV HVDC.

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WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase the retail fuel and convenience store assets of Connecticut-based Consumers Petroleum of Connecticut, Incorporated.


Building on our history of successful strategic acquisitions, the pending purchase of Wheels is an excellent fit for Global, and expands our retail business in Connecticut,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “The team at Consumers Petroleum has built an impressive brand, with locations along high-traffic routes throughout Connecticut. We are excited about adding these facilities to our portfolio and expect the transaction to be accretive within the first full year of operations.”

The acquisition includes 27 company-operated gas stations with “Wheels”-branded convenience stores in Connecticut. The transaction also includes fuel supply agreements for approximately 25 gas stations located in Connecticut and New York. The stations market fuel under the Citgo and Sunoco brands.

We are very proud of what we have accomplished and the business we have grown over three generations,” said Richard Wiehl, Chairman of Consumers Petroleum/Wheels of CT, Inc. “We are excited to see how Global will continue to grow and improve the Wheels assets and feel that we are leaving the company in good hands.”

The purchase is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

About Global Partners LP

With approximately 1,550 locations primarily in the Northeast, Global Partners is one of the region’s largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. Global also owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks in New England and New York, through which it distributes gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers. In addition, Global engages in the transportation of petroleum products and renewable fuels by rail from the mid-continental U.S. and Canada. Global, a master limited partnership, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GLP.” For additional information, visit www.globalp.com.

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spark Connected, (www.sparkconnected.com) a global leader in developing advanced and innovative wireless power technology and system level solutions, announces a partnership with gapcharge, innovators of integrated smart wireless charging solutions.



The 100W Ogre solution is part of Spark Connected’s portfolio of high-power industrial wireless charging solutions, which includes the recently announced 300W Yeti solution. This turnkey B2B system is designed for a broad range of Industry 4.0 applications such as factory autonomous mobile robots, logistic fleet management, electric mobility, and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs). The technology ensures a safe and simple user charging experience ideally suited for gapcharge’s electro mobile logistics, light vehicle, and scooter performance systems.

According to Ruwanga Dassanayake, Chief Operating Officer at Spark Connected, “Spark Connected, together with gapcharge, is spearheading and building the autonomous future of power. Automated factories along with smart fleet management and e-mobility can now easily adopt Spark Connected’s safe, efficient, and proven industrial grade wireless power solutions.”

Industrial applications will transition to wireless power in the coming years and we are excited and looking forward to the partnership,” said Gregor Schmid, CEO at gapcharge. “Spark Connected has great domain expertise and technology in wireless power, which we want to transfer and be a pioneer in the field of logistics. Spark Connected and gapcharge have the same goal: a wireless future.”

Highlights of Spark Connected’s solution include:

  • 100W charging without exotic thermal management
  • Industry’s highest efficiency at 95%
  • System includes both receiver and transmitter
  • Built-in safety features, ensuring a safe and simple user charging experience
  • Supports future products and standards with a software upgrade
  • Products can be hermetically sealed and still allow charging / power delivery
  • Infineon XMC™ wireless power Microcontroller

About Spark:

Spark Connected | powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is a global leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Robotics, Security, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

For more information visit: www.sparkconnected.com

About gapcharge:

gapcharge was founded in 2020 as a spin-off of the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany. The idea of the young company is to combine wireless charging with a smart fleet management system for logistic fleets like e-scooters or e-pallet trucks.

The system of gapcharge makes logistics more efficient and can save costs during the whole life cycle. The high level of data transparency extends the lifetime of batteries and optimizes charging cycles regarding the usage profile and operating times.

The start-up won many awards including the prestigious Digital Logistics Award 2020. For more information about gapcharge visit: www.gapcharge.com.


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Well-Positioned for Growth in 2021 with Backlog of $56 Million and Relationship with GreenBond Advisors

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Peck Company Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PECK) (the “Company” or “Peck”), a leading commercial solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, is pleased to provide highlights from recent interviews by Jill Malandrino, Global Markets Reporter for Nasdaq.

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“Financing the transition to renewable energy with green bonds”
November 24, 2020

William Dale, Chief Executive Officer and Jonas Englund, Chief Strategy Officer of GreenBond Advisors provided an in-depth perspective about green bonds and what it means for companies able to access funds to construct renewable energy assets. Mr. Dale explained that it was important for GreenBond Advisors to partner with experts in the field because there are complexities and barriers to entry to moving into this space. Partnering with The Peck Company was important because Peck will have a significant territorial advantage to expand its footprint by having access to capital like the green bond market.

Swedish investment bank SEB, underwriter of the first Green Bond in 2008, has forecast the Green Bond market will exceed $1 trillion by the end of 2020. Many pundits compare the potential growth and demand to mirror that of ETFs which were a $1 trillion asset class 15 years ago, growing into $5 trillion today, as to predict that the Green Bond market asset class will be $5 trillion by 2035.

Dale and Englund believe that we are undergoing a transformational change to a society powered by clean electricity that is being driven by innovation. Forecasters expect renewables to make up 70-80% of electricity generation in 20 years, up from just 28% today. Solar specifically represents less than 2% of the U.S. grid today and is estimated to be at 30% in 20 years. Infrastructure is needed to support such growth, and GreenBond Advisors with its partners like The Peck Company intend to be active in construction and ownership of assets.

In April 2020, Peck and GreenBond Advisors formed a new investment partnership that Peck believes will increase Peck’s access to capital for the construction of new solar projects and to scale its existing pipeline of new EPC business. Peck partnered with GreenSeed Investors LLC and its affiliates GreenBond Advisors LLC and Solar Project Partners LLC to gain access to the rapidly growing Green Bond segment of the fixed income markets. Of note, this partnership provides Peck with access to project growth capital through additional EPC contract work from Green Bond proceeds while improving working capital and strengthening liquidity ratios.

This partnership is a significant strategic advantage for Peck since project financing for constructing new projects will come from the GreenBond partnership and not from Peck’s balance sheet. In addition, owning the projects through the partnership allows Peck to recognize all construction revenue and to participate in recurring revenue streams from the owned assets.

Benefits to Peck for projects constructed through the GreenBond partnership:

  • Peck has a First Right of Refusal to construct all solar projects for the partnership
  • Committed funds acquire qualified NTP projects based on pre-defined criteria
  • 100% funding for Peck to construct from NTP to COD; no debt required by Peck
  • 100% revenue recognition for all constructed projects through the partnership
  • ~20% ownership in constructed assets of the partnership with long-term recurring revenue

“2021 outlook and trends in the solar space”
November 23, 2020

Daniel Dus, Head of Renewables at Adani Solar USA and Board Member of The Peck Company Holdings, commented about solar being a critical infrastructure and has been resilient even during the recent pandemic and economic downturns. Dus says that 100 GWs of solar infrastructure will be constructed over the next 5 years, representing 50% growth. Technology improvement has enabled lower cost of energy, caused increased adoption and expanded the size of the market. The upcoming U.S. political environment under soon-to-be President Biden is also expected to increase support of renewables and specifically solar, which Dus believes will accelerate the expansion of needed infrastructure.

M&A activity and financing new projects through Green Bonds”
October 19, 2020

Jeffrey Peck, Chief Executive Officer of The Peck Company Holdings, discussed the Company’s three pronged growth strategy, including organic growth, accretive M&A and owning assets for recurring revenue. The Company grew its project revenue by nearly 69% in its first year as a public company and its current project backlog for 2021 is over $50 million. Peck has expanded its reach in the New England area, having recently been awarded new projects in Maine and Rhode Island. The Company continues to identify and analyze a robust pipeline of accretive M&A targets that would benefit from accessing the public markets through a transaction with Peck. Additionally, Peck’s green bond partnership announced in April 2020 is a unique advantage for a solar EPC to drive both top line revenue for EPC construction and recurring revenue from owning solar assets.

About The Peck Company Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in South Burlington, VT, The Peck Company Holdings, Inc. is a 2nd-generation family business founded in 1972 and rooted in values that align people, purpose, and profitability. Ranked by Solar Power World as one of the leading commercial solar contractors in the Northeastern United States, the Company provides EPC services to solar energy customers for projects ranging in size from several kilowatts for residential properties to multi-megawatt systems for large commercial and utility scale projects. The Company has installed over 160 megawatts worth of solar systems since it started installing solar in 2012 and continues its focus on profitable growth opportunities. Please visit www.peckcompany.com for additional information.

About GreenBond Advisors, LLC

Headquartered in New York City, NY, GreenBond Advisors was recently formed to deliver financial product innovation into the Green Bond market with new Green Bond product designs that allow risk-adverse investment capital to be more easily directed into new green energy infrastructure development. GreenBond Advisors works with an ecosystem of affiliate companies and partnerships designed to help conservative investors earn competitive rates of return while making a measurable impact on the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Please visit www.greenbondadvisors.com for additional information.

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All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.


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Michael d’Amato
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ST. CATHARINES, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma” or “the Company”) (TSX: ALC), a leading provider of marine transportation services, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors authorized payment of a Special Dividend to shareholders of $2.65 per common share.

The dividend is payable on January 12, 2021 to shareholders of record on December 28, 2020.

“Algoma has invested approximately $750 million over the past ten years and our shareholders have been extremely supportive of our fleet renewal and fleet expansion ambitions,” said Gregg Ruhl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Algoma. “The very attractive refinancing that we completed last week now affords us the ability to reward our shareholders for this support. Algoma’s business and balance sheet are strong and we are well positioned to meet our objective of being the Marine Carrier of Choice™ for our customers, suppliers, partners, employees and shareholders,” Mr. Ruhl continued.

About Algoma Central

Algoma owns and operates the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers operating on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway, including self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry-bulk carriers, cement carriers and product tankers. Algoma also owns ocean self-unloading dry-bulk vessels operating in international markets and a 50% interest in NovaAlgoma, which owns and operates a diversified portfolio of dry-bulk fleets serving customers internationally.


Contacts

Gregg A. Ruhl
President & CEO
905-687-7890

Peter D. Winkley CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
905-687-7897

New RFPs and “solar after sunset” agreement will meet customers’ growing energy needs with more clean resources

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arizona Public Service Company (APS) is taking more steps to deliver on its commitment to serve one of the fastest-growing service territories in the country with 100% clean energy by 2050. APS issued two requests for proposals (RFP) — one to acquire both renewable energy and additional peaking capacity resources, and the other to install more battery energy storage at two existing APS solar plants. APS also recently executed an agreement with Invenergy to add battery energy storage to six APS solar plants located in Maricopa County and Yuma County.


The plans to pair storage with solar through this new RFP and the work with Invenergy were part of a suite of clean energy projects that APS announced last year. The addition of this technology will extend the benefits of “solar after sunset,” when customers’ summer energy needs remain at peak levels. These ambitious storage plans were followed by a clean energy commitment made earlier this year that set APS on a path to achieve a carbon-free power mix by 2050.

We have made steady progress since setting our clean energy goal in January,” said Brad Albert, APS Vice President of Resource Management. “Moving ahead with our energy storage plans, our recent purchase of more clean wind generation, and our expanded voluntary energy conservation program all support meeting the needs of our growing customer base with reliable, affordable and increasingly cleaner resources.”

All Source RFP

APS requests renewable energy resources of approximately 300-400 megawatts (MW) per year which will increase the amount of clean energy on the APS system. The RFP also is designed to address peak capacity needs of about 200-300 MW per year to maintain reliable electric service for customers during times of highest energy usage. Procuring more renewable energy supports an interim target within APS’s clean energy commitment: to have 45% of its generation portfolio in renewables by 2030. This RFP is open to all technologies, including supply side and non-supply side resources. Proposed projects must have in-service dates in either 2023 or 2024.

Battery Energy Storage RFP

APS requests a combined total of 60 MW of battery storage additions to two of its existing AZ Sun Project solar facilities: the Red Rock and Chino Valley plants located in Pinal County and Yavapai County, respectively. Proposed projects must begin delivery no later than June 1, 2023.

The RFP process will be monitored and reviewed by a third-party independent monitor. The All Source RFP, Battery Energy Storage RFP and important information about proposal requirements and respondent registration are available at aps.com/rfp.

Added Battery Capacity to AZ Sun Sites

Battery energy storage systems will be developed and installed by Invenergy at six of APS’s existing large-scale solar power plants and will begin operation in early 2022. Since announcing these plans last year, APS has now executed the agreement after working with Invenergy to incorporate enhanced safety standards in battery energy storage.

APS serves nearly 1.3 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 50% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).


Contacts

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Website: aps.com/newsroom

Leading Medium and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Showcases Bidirectional Charging Technology in New Video

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: NGA) announces that its proposed business combination partner, Lion Electric (Lion), has been successful in using its electric school buses to supply electricity back to Con Edison utility customers, as part of the company’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot deployment in White Plains, New York. Lion is an innovative manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles.


A new video highlighting the project can be seen here.

The project, which began in 2018 in partnership among Lion, Nuvve, White Plains School District and National Express, is known by the company to be the first successful deployment in the state of New York of a vehicle-to-grid pilot whereby electricity flows from electric school buses back to the grid – marking a significant milestone in advancing V2G technology in North America. As a result of the deployment, Con Edison is now able to successfully transmit energy from the LionC school buses of the White Plains School District back into the grid, which energy can then be distributed to customers aided by Nuvve’s V2G technology.

The success of this initial V2G pilot deployment is significant as it serves as an example of how school buses – which are ideal for V2G integration due to their daily use patterns and overnight storage – can be used to sell power back to the grid when demand for energy is high, saving operators money and benefiting grid health in the process. As such, all of Lion’s buses and heavy-duty vehicles come equipped standard with V2G technology onboard, providing new ROI opportunities for its customers to unlock and realize.

As governments around the globe pursue increasingly ambitious carbon neutrality goals based largely on renewable energy sources and zero-emission transportation, V2G integration becomes an increasingly important tool in balancing grids – especially when taking into account the high peak supply inherent to renewable energy sources.

“V2G has been a trendy word in the EV industry for many years, but now we have proven that V2G is real thanks to our great partners at Con Edison, Nuvve, White Plains School District and National Express. This great project is the result of exceptional teamwork and innovation between the partners,” said Marc-Andre Page, Vice President of Commercial Operations at Lion Electric. “This important milestone for V2G outlines the cooperation required between utilities, fleet operators, school districts and regulatory organizations to successfully implement a project of this scale. Lion is very proud of this first successful V2G deployment and is fully equipped to support the rollout of other similar projects throughout North America.”

The V2G charging and discharging takes place at a depot in North White Plains, where the buses remain plugged into a charger when not in use. The batteries are charged when demand for power is low, and the chargers are programmed to reverse the power flow into the grid at times when the buses are not in operation. By charging when demand and thus price for electricity is low and discharging when demand is high, operators can save money on energy costs for their fleet.

The fleet of five LionC buses are operated for the school district by National Express, which also pays for the energy costs during the school year. Con Edison, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and National Express collaboratively contributed to the purchase of the electric bus fleet, while Lion aided in the project design.

“We think electric school buses may provide an opportunity to achieve two of our company’s goals, which are reducing carbon emissions, and maintaining our industry-leading reliability,” said Brian Ross, Con Edison’s manager for the project. “We are innovating to help our state and region achieve a clean energy future in which electric vehicles will have a big role.”

“Our V2G software platform is designed to deliver grid services such as those to Con Edison from electric school buses,” said Gregory Poilasne, Chairman and CEO of Nuvve Corp. “The electric buses provide a cleaner environment for communities and help lower CO2 emissions while ensuring that driving energy needs are met every day.”

“Our operators are dedicated to enabling the success of school bus electrification and V2G for the White Plains School District, with safety and reliability remaining as our top priorities,” said Charlie Bruce, SVP of Business Development at National Express.

All of Lion’s vehicles are purpose-built for electric propulsion from the ground up, and are manufactured at Lion’s North American facility, which has a current capacity to produce 2,500 electric vehicles per year. Over the last decade, Lion has established itself as a leader in the all-electric school bus industry, having delivered over 300 all-electric school buses in North America with over 6 million miles driven since 2016.

About Lion Electric

Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit and mass transit segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles all its vehicles’ components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life.

About Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp.

Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: NGA) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock exchange, acquisition, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Northern Genesis management team brings a unique entrepreneurial owner-operator mindset and a proven history of creating shareholder value across the sustainable power and energy value chain. Northern Genesis is committed to helping the next great public company find its path to success; a path which will most certainly recognize the growing sensitivity of customers, employees and investors to alignment with the principles underlying sustainability.

Transaction with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp.

On November 30, 2020, Lion announced that it had entered into a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lion will merge with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: NGA), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focused on a commitment to sustainability and strong alignment with environmental, social and governance principles. Upon completion of the transaction, Lion is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the new ticker symbol “LEV”.

Lion Electric, The Bright Move

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Important Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination, Lion Electric intends to file a registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC, which will include a proxy statement of Northern Genesis in connection with Northern Genesis’ solicitation of proxies for the vote by its stockholders with respect to the transaction and other matters as described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the registration of the securities to be issued by Lion Electric to Northern Genesis’ stockholders in connection with the transaction. After the Registration Statement has been filed and declared effective, Northern Genesis will mail a definitive proxy statement, when available, to its stockholders. Investors and security holders of Northern Genesis and other interested parties are urged to read, when available, the Registration Statement, any amendments thereto and other any other documents filed with the SEC, including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus (the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus”), because they will contain important information about Lion Electric, Northern Genesis and the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders of Northern Genesis may obtain free copies of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Northern Genesis and Lion Electric through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000, Kansas City, MO 64112 or (816) 983-8000. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.

Participants in the Solicitation

Northern Genesis and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitations of proxies from Northern Genesis’ stockholders in respect of the proposed business combination. Lion Electric and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Information regarding Northern Genesis’ directors and executive officers is available under the heading “Management” in its final prospectus dated August 17, 2020 filed with the SEC on August 18, 2020 (the “Company IPO Prospectus”). Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their stockholders generally, will be contained in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination when they become available. Stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. When available, these documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval. No offer of securities, other than with respect to the PIPE, shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” (which shall include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws) within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act. Forward-looking statements may generally be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “plan,” “project,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “target” or other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the transaction, including with respect to timing and closing thereof, the ability to consummate the transaction, the benefits of the transaction, the ability to satisfy the Cash Condition, the completion of the PIPE, estimates and forecasts of financial and other performance metrics, visibility on potential orders and business relationships, sufficiency and use of funds following completion of the proposed transaction, as well as the combined company’s strategy, future operations, estimated financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of Lion Electric’s and Northern Genesis’ management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of assisting readers in understanding certain key elements of the Lion Electric’s current objectives, goals, targets, strategic priorities, expectations and plans, and in obtaining a better understanding of the Lion Electric’s business and anticipated operating environment. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes and is not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of Lion Electric and Northern Genesis, and are based on a number of assumptions, as well as other factors that Lion Electric and Northern Genesis believe are appropriate and reasonable in the circumstances, but there can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct or that the Lion Electric’s vision, business, objectives, plans and strategies will be achieved. Many risks and uncertainties could cause Lion Electric’s actual results, performance or achievements or future events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including any adverse changes in the U.S. and Canadian general economic, business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; Lion Electric’s inability to successfully and economically manufacture and distribute its vehicles at scale and meet its customers’ business needs; Lion Electric’s inability to execute its growth strategy; Lion Electric’s inability to maintain its competitive position; Lion Electric’s inability to reduce its costs of supply overtime; any inability to maintain and enhance Lion Electric’s reputation and brand; any significant product repair and/or replacement due to product warranty claims or product recalls; any failure of information technology systems or any cybersecurity and data privacy breaches or incidents; natural disasters, epidemic or pandemic outbreaks, boycotts and geo-political events; the risk that a condition to closing of the transaction (including the obtention of Northern Genesis’ stockholders approval) may not be satisfied; the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction; the amount of redemption requests made by Northern Genesis’ public stockholders; the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts Lion Electric’s or Northern Genesis’ current plans and operations as a result of the announcement of the transaction; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Lion Electric or Northern Genesis following announcement of the transaction; the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the proposed transaction; and those factors discussed in Northern Genesis’ IPO Prospectus, and any subsequently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in each case, under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of Northern Genesis filed, or to be filed, with the SEC, as well as any documents to be filed by Lion Electric in accordance with applicable securities laws. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Lion Electric, and there may be additional risks that neither Northern Genesis nor Lion Electric presently know or that Northern Genesis and Lion Electric currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Northern Genesis’ and Lion Electric’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. The Company and Lion Electric anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Northern Genesis’ and Lion Electric’s assessments to change. However, while Northern Genesis and Lion Electric may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Northern Genesis and Lion Electric have no intention and undertake no obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Northern Genesis’ and Lion Electric’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.


Contacts

Lion:

Patrick Gervais
Lion Electric
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Northern Genesis:

Avi Das
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T-Body High Pressure Control Valve will address a major oil production issue

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kimray has announced the release of a new product designed to increase uptime for oil and gas producers, especially in erosive applications.


The T-Body High Pressure Control Valve is designed with a strategically placed hardened wear plug, which can be easily inspected and replaced as needed. This feature reduces the potential for valve bodies themselves to be compromised, which can cause a loss of production fluid as well as safety and environmental hazards.

We are really excited about what this valve is going to do for our partners in the oil and gas industry,” said Brian Levings, product manager with Kimray. “Producers are dealing with extremely high volumes of production that include sand and other elements that can really beat up a valve. This new option will give them protection against these abrasives in their control valves and allow them to produce oil and gas more efficiently.”

The valve can also be configured in through-body or angle-body orientation, giving producers increased inventory control.

The T-Body High Pressure Control Valve is now available through Kimray’s regional Sales and Service Stores, and authorized distributor locations.

Founded in 1948, Kimray develops products that help customers produce energy. Major customers of Kimray include Marathon Petroleum, Occidental Energy and Devon Energy. Kimray’s corporate headquarters is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. More information about the T-Body High Pressure Control Valve can be found at kimray.com.

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About Kimray
Founded in 1948, Kimray is a world-class manufacturer of control equipment used extensively in oil and gas production in North America and around the globe. The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City.


Contacts

Dustin Anderson
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