NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) -
What: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Photo Opportunity
Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: North Battleford Generating Station*, North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Photo Opportunity: John Brace, President & CEO, Northland Power; Robert Watson, President & CEO, SaskPower; Doug Kelln, President & CEO SaskEnergy; Herb Cox, MLA, the Battlefords; and other officials will participate in cutting the ribbon at the facility's grand opening.
About the facility:
The North Battleford Generating Station is a 260 MW gas-fired combined-cycle facility located east of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Owned and operated by Northland Power ("Northland") (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C)(TSX:NPI.DB.A), the plant began commercial operations on June 5th, 2013. The facility will provide baseload and intermediate power to the Saskatchewan power grid under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Saskatchewan Power Corporation ("SaskPower"). The PPA was awarded to Northland following a competitive bid process initiated in 2008.
North Battleford is one of two Northland Power projects in Saskatchewan. The Spy Hill Generating Station, an 86 MW peaking plant, began operations in 2011.
*Directions to the North Battleford Generating Station: The plant is located 15 minutes east of North Battleford. Take Highway 16 east for 6 miles and 2 miles south on the grid.