WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE TO RETIRE UNITS AT PULLIAM POWER PLANT

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), has filed with
the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator to retire
two of the four currently operating coal-fired electric
generating units at the J.P. Pulliam Plant in Green Bay,
Wisconsin.

If approved, Pulliam units 5 & 6 will be retired by July 2015.
The units were built in 1949 and 1951, respectively, and
generate a combined 112 megawatts. Pulliam units 7 & 8, built
in 1958 and 1964 respectively, will continue to operate at the
plant, generating about 200 megawatts. Also operating at the
plant, when needed, is an 82-megawatt natural gas peaking
turbine. Earlier, WPS announced an agreement with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency that called for Pulliam units
5 & 6 to be re-powered, refueled, or retired. Current electric
market conditions include generation from more efficient and
larger coal and natural gas units reducing the opportunities for
Pulliam 5 and 6 to operate.

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