Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bkejwanong First Nation and Northland Power Enter
Equal Partnership on Grand Bend Wind Project
SARNIA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- The Aamjiwnaang and
Bkejwanong First Nations have jointly entered into a 50/50
partnership with Northland Power Inc. ("Northland")
(TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C)(TSX:NPI.DB.A) to develop the
100 Megawatt Grand Bend Wind Farm Project, located near Grand Bend,
"We are seeking to put forth a new development model thinking out of
the box that will maximize the economic benefit to the First Nation
for future generations to come," noted Chief of Aamjiwnaang First
Nation Chris Plain. "Our experience having a long standing
development corporation with a thriving industrial park built on
developing long term relationships and partnerships has shown us that
when we focus on the benefits that we can bring to our partners, we
can achieve success as our partners succeed."
"On behalf of the Walpole Island First Nation Council,
congratulations to all the partners in the development of this
business venture and for all the good work by all the engagement
teams," added Chief Burton Kewayosh Jr. of Bkejwanong First Nation.
"With great effort, time, and commitment has come the launch of the
Grand Bend Wind Farm partnership. The Walpole Island First Nation,
Bkejwanong Territory, looks forward to enjoying the success of this
partnership with Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Northland Power Inc."
Bkejwanong First Nation, also known as Walpole Island, is located
near Wallaceburg, on the border between Ontario and Michigan.
The Grand Bend Wind Farm will include up to 48 2.3 MW Siemens
Turbines. The Ontario Power Authority has awarded the wind project a
20 year contract under Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for renewable
"Northland's partnership with the Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First
Nations reflects our shared commitment to sustainability," said
Northland CEO John Brace. "We're working together to create a
stronger future - economically and environmentally. Thanks to the
Ontario government for making such partnerships possible through
incentives in the FIT and Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Programs. And
thanks to our partners - we look forward to a long and mutually
Northland Power is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and
publicly traded since 1997. Northland produces 'clean' (natural gas)
and 'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable
long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities.
The company owns or has a net economic interest in 1,005 MW of
operating generating capacity, with an additional 380 MW of
generating capacity currently in construction, and another 220 MW of
wind, solar and run-of-river hydro projects with awarded power
contracts. Northland's cash flows are diversified over five
geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in
Canada, Germany and the United States.
Northland Power's common shares, Series 1 and Series 3 preferred
shares and convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.C and NPI.DB.A, respectively.
Walpole Island First Nation
Chief Burton Kewayosh
Northland Power Inc.
647-288-1105 or 416-886-8960 (mobile)
Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Chief Chris Plain
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