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Adjusted EBIT of about EUR 2.6 billion and adjusted net income of over EUR 1.0 billion Executive Board and Supervisory Board of innogy SE will propose dividend of EUR 1.40 per share for fiscal 2018 Continued focus on growth strategy and securing existing business in 2019 Essen, 13 March 2019 Fiscal 2018 was an eventful year for innogy SE: in March, the planned takeover by E.ON/RWE was announced, the joint preparation of which is now in progress, within the boundaries set by anti-trust law. In its Renewables division, innogy successfully implemented its growth strategy and expanded its activities to include new markets and projects. However, positive developments were overshadowed by unusually low wind levels across large areas of Europe, which had a negative impact on the result. Earnings developed positively in the company’s grid business, due to one-off effects from the accounting measurement of items, among other things. In Retail, negotiations to merge the UK retail business of npower with the British retail activities of SSE plc were stopped at the end of the year with no result. For this reason, innogy had to again include its UK retail activities with their negative earnings contribution in the adjusted Group result.

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The Scottish Government has launched a new document at Scottish Renewables Annual Conference in Edinburgh today (March 12), setting out the future of the country's electricity and gas networks. Responding, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “The Scottish Government’s Networks Vision rightly recognises the importance of our electricity and gas networks being fit for purpose as we shift to a cleaner, smarter energy system. “Together Scotland’s gas and electricity networks deliver around half of all the energy we use in Scotland. With the majority of our electricity now coming from renewable sources it is essential that the Scottish Government take an active role in networks policy and regulation if we are to meet our 2030 energy strategy objectives – particularly the target that 50% of all our energy should come from renewables by 2030. “The Networks Vision places renewables at the heart of the energy transition and focuses on a whole system approach across heat, transport and electricity which will help facilitate the development of an infrastructure which benefits all Scotland’s communities. “It is important that the Scottish Government work with Ofgem to ensure that decarbonisation is a key focus in the development of our networks going forward and to ensure the transition to smarter, local

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power is to headline sponsor the fifth Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts (CWW 2019) that will be hosted in Stirling, Scotland, on 27th to 29th August this year. In a series of keynote talks, sessions and workshops, experts from across the globe will come together at the University of Stirling to share their knowledge on the impacts that wind energy has on wildlife, and to discuss the upcoming challenges for this dynamic industry. The last CWW took place in Portugal and welcomed more than 300 delegates. The theme of the 2019 conference will be on “Renewable wind energy in new and changing environments – a forward look”. The conference’s scientific committee is currently inviting abstracts on a range of topics and are looking forward to receiving ideas. Sign up to the mailing list to keep up to date with the latest news from CWW, or if you’d be interested in submitting an abstract please visit http://cww2019.org/ About Natural Power Natural Power is an independent consultancy and service provider that supports a global client base in the effective delivery of a wide range of renewable projects including onshore wind, solar, renewable heat, energy storage and offshore technologies. 

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The company ranks among the top 10 Asset Management Solution Providers in the United States Major breakthrough on the US market just one year after launching locally Innovation driven by Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics/Machine learning as key drivers for catalysing investments in renewable energies NEW YORK, March 12th 2019 – The world leading German "Data as a Service" Enertech company Kaiserwetter has been designated as one of the top ten companies at the forefront of delivering turnkey asset management solutions in the United States. The recognition by Utilities Tech Outlook gathers the opinions of a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs and industry analysts, and accounts for an important milestone in the company's expansion plans. Since the Paris Agreement there has been pressure, not just on the countries that signed, but also on the US after the announcement of their exit from the accord, and therefore on renewable energy producers to drive efficiency. In search for that efficiency, Kaiserwetter is a game changer in the renewable energy business sector has developed its IoT platform called ARISTOTELES, built on the SAP Cloud Platform and using SAP Leonardo IoT capabilities. ARISTOTELES performs Smart Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics/Machine Learning for

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Oslo-based Bulkship Management AS has chosen Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for compliance in ballast water treatment. The company has signed a comprehensive fleet agreement that includes 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems, as well as commissioning and training. Bulkship Management AS is a fast-growing ship management company focused on technical management and crewing. The company has now signed a fleet agreement with Alfa Laval in ballast water treatment, comprising the supply of 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex systems over the next four years. Individual systems will handle flows of 250, 500, 600 or 1000 m3/h, and all of the systems will have U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. “Alfa Laval has provided us with strong support throughout the selection process and planning,” says Knut Johan Steneng, Managing Director of Bulkship Management AS. “Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was clearly the best solution for our needs, and we know that Alfa Laval’s global network will provide us with smooth access to service and parts.” Bulkship Management AS found numerous technical advantages to PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, which is delivered as loose components for flexible installation. They include not only the small system footprint, but also the automatic Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) process that safeguards the system’s market-leading

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Hamburg, 12 March 2019. The Nordex Group's new business continues on its upward trend. Now the wind turbine manufacturer has won new orders for wind farms from Greece. TERNA ENERGY SA has ordered a total of 36 machines of different models with a capacity of 108 MW. The orders also include a Premium Service contract covering five years with an option to extend for a further five. "We are delighted that TERNA ENERGY, the largest developer, operator & owner of renewable power plants in Greece, has opted for our turbine technology," says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of the Nordex Group. TERNA ENERGY Group’s total installed capacity currently accounts for 986 MW. The Group has installations of 561 MW in Greece, 293 MW in the USA and 132 MW in Southeast Europe. At the same time, the company has currently under construction or ready for construction 301 MW in Greece and abroad. Overall, the company operates, is constructing or has full licensing of 1,287 MW of RES installations in Europe and the USA. The Nordex Group has strengthened its activities in Greece and opened a sales office in Athens in the summer of 2018. With this newly established focus strategy and its

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Natural Power is hailing the Offshore Wind Sector Deal agreed by the industry and the government as a major step forward which will generate significant economic benefits for the UK. Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, Director at Natural Power, said: “The Offshore Wind Sector Deal is great news for the Natural Power team that offers a whole range of services that includes permitting and EIA coordination, ecological survey and assessment, site finding and feasibility, pre-construction and construction phase compliance, marine mammal mitigation, fisheries liaison officer, inspection services, due diligence, O&M and OFTO management. We are creating highly-skilled jobs and bringing investment into our offices and hubs across the UK and are actively recruiting to bolster our team of experts. The offshore wind industry is set to grow massively in the years ahead and we believe that Natural Power is well positioned to help developers secure the benefits this deal will provide to the sector.” This is the first Sector Deal for a renewable energy technology. It puts offshore wind at the centre of the nation’s clean energy system, generating one-third of our electricity by 2030. By this time, 27,000 people will work in highly-skilled jobs in the offshore wind industry and the UK will

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Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, has declared the region’s supply chain ‘fit and ready’ to support the growth of the industry following the announcement of the Sector Deal for the offshore wind industry. The North East has been instrumental in the development of the offshore wind industry since its inception and developed a diverse cluster of innovative, technology-led suppliers. Since creating the first offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth in 2000, the North East supply chain has evolved through the development of innovative and efficient products and services, which have been applied to multiple UK and international wind farms. As a result, the cluster has matured to be able to deliver every element for building an offshore wind farm, ranging from foundations, design, cables and cable laying. It also has extensive port facilities and is home to a number of companies providing Operation & Maintenance support offshore wind farms. Founded in 2011 by energy sector business development experts NOF, Energi Coast champions the North East’s innovative and collaborative offshore renewables supply chain companies. James Ritchie, Chairman of Energi Coast and CEO of Tekmar Group plc, said: “The Sector Deal for the offshore wind industry is a significant step forward in

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power has formed a strategic partnership with Uruguay-based Navitas Solutions to deliver wind turbine blade inspection services throughout Latin America. Pieter D’haen, International Director at Natural Power, said: “This partnership provides clients with a unique service in Latin America which combines the extensive local knowledge of Navitas personnel with our state-of-the-art equipment including our large fleet of drones, software automation, and expert analysis. “As we continue to expand globally, seeking out respected partners that can add value through their local presence is pivotal to our strategy, and we are delighted to be working with Navitas Solutions moving forward.” Anthony Prevett, Director Business Development at Navitas Solutions, said: “This partnership recognises the high standards held by both Natural Power and Navitas Solutions. We share the same vision in terms of innovation and quality of service, and look forward to tapping into Natural Power’s capabilities and capacity to provide a step change in our journey to becoming one of the foremost providers of blade inspection and maintenance services in Latin America.” Natural Power takes a proactive approach to wind turbine maintenance in order to reduce downtime and ensure maximum output. Working to support clients globally, the business provides

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Sulzer and Tamturbo join forces in high-speed compression Sulzer and Tamturbo will together bring the benefits of high-speed technology in air compression to customers that need intrinsically safe oil-free air. The target is to replace existing technologies such as oil-free screw compressors in these applications. The global agreement between the companies covers sales to all industries, focusing on Sulzer’s key industries such as pulp and paper, food, metals, mining and chemical processing. Sulzer has used high-speed technology in its products for more than 20 years. The HST™ turbo compressor is the market leader in low-pressure compression e.g. in wastewater treatment applications. With this cooperation, Sulzer is tapping into a similar technological transformation in industrial air compression that happened in the low-pressure blower market from 1996 onwards. Tamturbo as a company focuses on the industrial oil-free compressed air market. The high-efficiency turbo compressors developed and manufactured by Tamturbo produce oil-free air that does not contaminate the product. They typically supply 3-10 bar pressure to industrial compressed air networks ─ at the lowest possible total cost of ownership. The core of the cooperation agreement is the high-speed technology with active magnetic bearings. The application of variable frequency electrical supply and advanced control technologies also plays an

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