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BC Hydro Awards Energy Purchase Agreement to Capital Power Corporation's Quality Wind Project

BC Hydro has selected Capital Power Corporation's Quality Wind Project for an Energy Purchase Agreement award. Capital Power’s indirect 100% subsidiary company will develop the 142-MW wind power project and expected to cost $455 million.

The power generated from the project will be purchased by BC Hydro under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The Quality Wind Project, which is to be sited in northeastern British Columbia, is anticipated to commence operations by 2013 spring.

Brian Vaasjo, CEO and President of Capital Power, said the energy purchase agreement with Quality Wind is in line with company’s strategy and expects the project to increase its earnings once completed. The contract also supports the company’s strategy to hold a balance between merchant and contracted generation.

The proposed site for the Quality Wind project offers good access for construction since it is close to Highway 52. In 2007, the consultation process for the project with the public has started. Director of Business Development with Capital Power, Keith Boutcher, stated that the site seems to be well suited for the project based on the inputs from field studies and local stakeholders. The construction of the project is subject to various regulatory approvals.

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