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J-Power Orders Two MHPS JAC Gas Turbines to Continue the Decarbonization of Illinois' Electric Power Grid

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Lake Mary, FL (July 1, 2019) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced today that J-Power USA Development Co. Ltd. (J-Power) has ordered two 1 on 1 M501JAC power trains for the 1,298 MW Jackson Generation Project in Elwood, Illinois. Carbon dioxide emissions from Illinois' electric power grid have fallen by 32% since 2001, due to retirement of coal-fired power plants and their replacement with a combination of natural gas and renewable power. This new power project from J-Power continues the decarbonization trend using MHPS advanced class gas turbines, which combine industry-leading fuel efficiency and reliability, with extreme flexibility to complement variable wind and solar resources.