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Generation and Carbon Sequestration Project near Piketon, Ohio

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September 08, 2022 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–J.W. Didado Electric announced today that it has signed a teaming
agreement with Newpoint Gas to serve as a design assist and installation partner and provide electrical
and grid services work on the redevelopment of the former U.S. Department of Energy’s Portsmouth
Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) into an advanced hydrogen generation, decarbonization and
combustion clean energy manufacturing facility near Piketon, Ohio.

The centerpiece of the h2Trillium Energy and Manufacturing (h2TEAM) Complex, the $1.5 billion project will
be an integrated energy system – closed loop manufacturing facility powered by clean hydrogen, with
carbon sequestration. At peak, in the construction phase, it will provide approximately 2,900 jobs and,
when finished, will produce clean silicon, ammonia, and power.

“We look forward to working with Newpoint and the other partners on this innovative and groundbreaking
endeavor,” said J.W. Didado President Dan Sublett. “Our parent company, Quanta Services, is an industry
leader in clean energy projects and we are excited to lend our collective expertise and abilities to such an
important project, one that will also create well-paying jobs for our union partners.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to add J.W. Didado and Quanta Services to the team developing the clean
power and manufacturing complex in Pike County,” said Wiley Rhodes, CEO of Newpoint Gas. “The
Didado family established their electrical services company in Ohio more than 60 years ago and built it
into the premier electrical contractor covering Appalachia. J.W. Didado’s ability to provide a highly skilled
union workforce and materials as well as its electrical and grid construction expertise further builds on the
foundation for this important clean energy project,” he said.

Dan Shirey, business manager of IBEW Local 575 noted, “The International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers has been involved with the project for more than a year now, partnering with other union leaders,
industry experts, and elected officials. With union contractor J.W. Didado Electric on board, rest assured
this project will provide great union wages and benefits to those who build it and provide a much-needed
economic boost for the local communities that surround the site. Thanks to passage of the Inflation
Reduction Act, this project will become a reality and support the livelihood of union families for years to

Stephanie Howe and her team at the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service
began working with Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) to redevelop the DOE Portsmouth site
in 2010. Newpoint joined that effort in 2020 to help define the redevelopment and launched the initiative
in March 2022. Working with the SODI, Babcock & Wilcox, Ohio University, J.W. Didado, and other
technical partners the team intends to pursue a part of the $8 billion Department of Energy Hydrogen Hub
(H2Hubs) grant for central Appalachia. If awarded, the grant of the funds will be invested in additional
development of hydrogen production and infrastructure bringing more jobs to the region.
About J.W. Didado Electric

J.W. Didado is a full-service electrical contractor providing high-performance solutions to a variety of
commercial, industrial, and residential customer needs. The company’s readily available manpower and
equipment allow it to successfully perform on projects of any size or type. For more information,

About Quanta Services
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering comprehensive
infrastructure solutions for the utility, communications, pipeline, and energy industries. Quanta’s
comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing, and maintaining energy and
communications infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and
select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete
projects that are local, regional, national, or international in scope. For more information,

Dr. Bill Paolillo
Vice President – Strategic Alliances & Advanced Technologies
J.W. Didado Electric
[email protected]

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