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VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY)
announces that the Dokie General Partnership ("DGP") has exercised a
one-time right in its energy purchase agreement with B.C. Hydro to
increase its firm energy allotment by 10%.
Because the firm energy allotment is the highest priced tranche of the
energy purchase agreement, the increase in power priced under that
allotment is expected to result in an average annualized net revenue
increase from DGP of 1.2%.
The increase is effective May 1, 2012. It is subject to review and
renewal every five years for additional five year periods.
In addition, on February 16, 2012, the Final Completion certificate for
Dokie was issued to Mortenson Canada Corporation, the major contractor,
formally marking completion of all construction activities.
About Dokie General Partnership (DGP)
DGP is a 51/49 partnership between Alterra Power Corp and GE Energy
Financial Services that owns the Dokie wind farm, the largest in
British Columbia. The Dokie wind farm is located near Chetwynd, B.C. on
the Treaty 8 lands of our First Nations partners: the West Moberly,
Saulteau and Halfway River First Nations and the McLeod Lake Indian
Band. DGP's 48 wind turbines have combined capacity of 144 MW and are
expected to generate an average net annual energy of 330 GWh, which is
contracted to B.C. Hydro under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
Preparations are underway for a potential 156 MW expansion on
neighbouring ridges with promising wind characteristics.
About Alterra Power Corp.
Alterra Power Corp. is a leading global renewable energy company. We
operate six power plants totaling 570 MW of capacity, including two
geothermal facilities in Iceland, a geothermal plant in Nevada, British
Columbia's largest run of river hydro facilities and the province's
largest wind farm. Our 315 MW share of production capacity generates
over 1,500 GWh of clean power annually. We have an extensive portfolio
of exploration and development projects, a skilled international team
of explorers, builders and operators and the financial capacity to
support our aggressive growth plans.
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