Capital Power's Quality Wind Project Receives Environmental Approval
2010-07-13

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – An indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital Power
Corporation (“Capital Power” TSX: CPX) has received an Environmental Assessment
Certificate from the Government of British Columbia for Capital Power’s proposed Quality
Wind Project located near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.   
 
“This major regulatory milestone in the development of the Quality Wind project allows us to
continue moving forward with our goal of bringing clean power to British Columbians by
2012,” said Capital Power President and CEO Brian Vaasjo. “The B.C. Government’s decision
to grant an Environmental Assessment Certificate shows that the project can be developed in a
manner that is environmentally sound and respects stakeholder and community values.”
 
The Environmental Assessment process concluded that the proposed 142-megawatt (MW)
Quality Wind project is not likely to have significant adverse effects, based on the mitigation
measures and commitments included as conditions of the environmental assessment certificate.   
The conditions outlined in the certificate must be implemented through the various stages of the
project.  The area has seen other development, including oil/gas activity and forestry
operations.
 
The proposed project has an expected cost of $455-million. The proposed 142 MW facility will
incorporate 79 wind turbines across the site. Capital Power recently announced an agreement
with Vestas to supply and commission the 1.8 MW wind turbines for the site.
 
In March 2010, BC Hydro announced that the Quality Wind Project had been selected for the
award of an Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA). The EPA was signed in April 2010.
 
Preliminary construction is anticipated to begin later this year, following the completion of the
land tenure permitting process. Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2012. 

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