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WESTINGHOUSE AWARDED $54 MILLION CONTRACT FOR POWER GENERATION EQUIPMENT

 ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) today announced it has been awarded a $54 million contract for two combustion turbine-generators by the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA).
 The Model 501D5 combustion turbine-generators, each rated at 117 megawatts, will be installed in power plants located in Rocky Mount and near Battleboro, N.C. The plants will supply peaking power to much of eastern North Carolina during periods of high demand, replacing more expensive purchased power.
 According to James T. Bobo, general manager of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, the Westinghouse equipment was chosen over that of other major manufacturers on the basis of a thorough analysis of cost and performance.
 Westinghouse Model 501D5 combustion turbines have achieved an average reliability of more than 99 percent in their approximately one-million operating hour history. More than 150 Model 501D units are in operation worldwide.
 "We're delighted to be supporting the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency as they work to supply their customers with reliable, cost effective and environmentally appropriate power," said Frank Bakos, vice president and general manager of the Westinghouse Power Generation business unit.
 Westinghouse will manufacture the power generation equipment in its Charlotte, N.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; Houston; Fort Payne, Ala.; and Hamilton, Ontario, factories.
 The Westinghouse Power Generation business unit is headquartered in Orlando. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a global leader in the power generation market and has supplied over 280,000 megawatts of power generation equipment worldwide.
 NCEMPA is the power supplier for 32 eastern North Carolina public power communities. The agency is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Tobin of Westinghouse, 407-281-2525/
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CO: Westinghouse Electric Corporation; North Carolina Eastern Municipal
 Power Agency ST: North Carolina, Florida IN: OIL SU: CON


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