TSX : AXY
VANCOUVER, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Alterra is pleased to announce that its 62 MW Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project has completed an amendment of its power purchase agreement. Under the agreement, the Jimmie Creek project will sell 100% of its power to BC Hydro for 40 years commencing in August 2016. Alterra has also agreed to purchase the 49% project stake currently held by an affiliate of General Electric Energy Financial Services. Upon closing of this transaction, Alterra will own 100% of the Jimmie Creek project. All First Nations agreements and environmental permits for Jimmie Creek are in place.
Alterra's Vice President of Hydro Operations Jay Sutton said, "Finalizing this agreement with BC Hydro is an important milestone for Jimmie Creek, and will support us placing the project into construction in the first half of 2014. Completing this project will further establish Alterra as a leading hydroelectric producer in British Columbia and complement our growing wind, solar and geothermal operations."
About Alterra Power Corp.
Alterra Power Corp. is a leading global renewable energy company, managing seven power plants totaling 616 MW of capacity, including British Columbia's largest run-of-river hydro facility and largest wind farm, two geothermal facilities in Iceland, a geothermal plant in Nevada, and a solar facility in Ontario. Alterra owns a 302 MW share of this production capacity, generating approximately 1,400 GWh of clean power annually. Alterra also has an extensive portfolio of exploration and development projects and a skilled international team of developers, explorers, builders and operators to support its growth plans.
The company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXY and OTC in the United States as MGMXF.
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SOURCE Alterra Power Corp.