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LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT TO CONDUCT AERIAL SURVEY OF TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) will oversee an aerial survey of their electrical transmission line system beginning January 10, 2017. The aerial survey work will be conducted by Towill, Inc. in conjunction with LP&L’s consultants Black & Veatch. Weather permitting, the survey work to be conducted is expected to conclude by early next week. The purpose of the survey is to gain accurate and efficient modeling of approximately 82.5 miles of existing transmission lines for use in LP&L’s current transmission system upgrade project.

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LP&L ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF ANDY BURCHAM TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Burcham from Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to Assistant Director of Electric Utilities/CFO. Burcham has served the utility as CFO since September of 2013 where he led the effort to reform financial operations and long-term planning for Lubbock’s municipally owned electric utility.

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RATING AGENCIES REAFFIRM STRONG BOND RATING FOR LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT

LUBBOCK, Texas – All three major U.S. financial rating agencies have reaffirmed Lubbock Power & Light’s (LP&L) long-term rating and stable outlook on the municipal electric utility’s system revenue bonds. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services assigned an ‘AA-’ rating; Moody’s Investor Services assigned an ‘A1’ rating; and Fitch Ratings assigned an ‘A+’ rating.

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LP&L DIRECTOR DAVID MCCALLA APPOINTED TO THE TEXAS PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) appointed Lubbock Power & Light’s (LP&L) director of electric utilities David McCalla to the TPPA Board of Directors during its winter board meeting. Final confirmation of the appointment will take place during the TPPA annual meeting in July. McCalla will be filling an unexpired term that officially begins in July 2015 and expires in July 2016. McCalla, who is a former president of the influential statewide electric association, has served as director of electric utilities for LP&L since September 2014.

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LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT RESTORES POWER TO CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY OUTAGE.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light has restored power to customers affected by tonight’s outage stemming from a downed aircraft. Power was restored at 11 p.m. to the 2,450 customers whose service was interrupted when LP&L crews were able to successfully work around extensive damage caused by tonight’s tragic accident. A small number of customers located in the immediate proximity of the crash site may experience lingering outages as crews will be required to repair damage to infrastructure in the coming days.

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LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT EXPERIENCES OUTAGE CAUSED BY DOWNED AIRCRAFT

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light is currently experiencing an outage effecting approximately 2,500 customers located primarily in Southeast Lubbock. Shortly before 8 p.m. this evening a small aircraft collided with a television tower located on Avenue A. After striking the tower, the aircraft struck a main LP&L transmission line located in close proximity. The affected transmission line feeds two LP&L substations.

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