Northland Reaches 1,265 Net Megawatts In Operation as North Battleford Generating Station Achieves Commercial Operations

Northland Reaches 1,265 Net Megawatts In Operation as North Battleford 
Generating Station Achieves Commercial Operations 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- Northland Power Inc.
("Northland") (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.DB.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C)
announced that its wholly-owned 260 megawatt (MW) North Battleford
natural gas facility achieved commercial operations today, June 5th,
2013 at 00:00, after completing all required tests. The facility,
located in west central Saskatchewan, 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.  
The project entered construction in June 2010, and was built under an
engineer, procure and construct contract by Kansas City based Kiewit
Power Partners. The facility consists of a 170 megawatt General
Electric gas turbine operating in "combined cycle" with a heat
recovery steam generator (large boiler) and steam turbine. The boiler
produces steam for use in the steam turbine, generating additional
electricity, for a total capacity of 260 megawatts. Natural-gas-fired
turbines are considered the cleanest form of reliable thermal
generation, and their use in combined cycle mode further increases
the efficiency of the facility, while limiting environmental impacts. 
David Dougall, Northland's VP of Operations noted that, "The opening
of our second facility in Saskatchewan represents an important
milestone for Northland. With North Battleford in operation, we are
now generating over 340 MW of power in Saskatchewan, and net 1,265 MW
across all of our operating facilities." 
Northland continues to expand its operations and has cash flows
diversified over five geographically separate regions and regulatory
jurisdictions.  
"We are delighted to help meet Saskatchewan's long-term energy needs,
and look forward to a long-lasting partnership with SaskPower," said
John Brace, CEO of Northland. "On behalf of everyone at Northland, I
would like to thank the community of North Battleford, SaskPower, and
all levels of government in Saskatchewan for their role in making
this project a success. I would also like to thank Kiewit and the
Northland team, and acknowledge their dedication and hard work, which
allowed us to complete the project on schedule and on budget." 
ABOUT NORTHLAND 
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 1,265 MW of
operating generating capacity, with an additional 120 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.
Contacts:
Northland Power Inc.
Sarah Charuk
Director, Communications
d: 647.288.1105 or c: 416.886.8960
Sarah.charuk@northlandpower.ca 
Northland Power Inc.
Barb Bokla
Manager, Investor Relations
647.288.1438
 
 
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