EDMONTON, Alberta – The Whitla Wind project was awarded a 20-year contract by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in the first round of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). Capital Power expects the construction cost for its Whitla Wind project to be between $315 million and $325 million (in Canadian dollars).
Under its successful bid, Capital Power’s Whitla Wind project is a 201.6 MW wind facility in Southeast Alberta. The facility’s target commercial operation date is expected in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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Material forward-looking information in this press release includes disclosures regarding: (i) expected capital costs, and (ii) the anticipated commercial operation date of the Whitla Wind project.
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Whether actual results, performance or achievements will conform to the Company’s expectations and predictions is subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Such material risks and uncertainties are: (i) regulatory and political environments including changes to environmental, financial reporting, market structure and tax legislation, (ii) facility availability and performance including maintenance of equipment, (iii) ability to fund current and future capital and working capital needs, (iv) timing and costs of regulatory approvals and construction, (v) changes in general economic and competitive conditions. See Risks and Risk Management in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016, prepared as of February 17, 2017, for further discussion of these and other risks.
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Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power owns approximately 4,500 megawatts of power generation capacity at 24 facilities and is pursuing contracted generation capacity throughout North America.