McLean's Mountain Wind Farm to be Powered by GE Turbines


    --  Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power's McLean's Mountain
        Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24
        GE Wind Turbines
    --  McLean's Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind
        Power to the Ontario Grid
    --  GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring
        and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service Agreement for Operations
        and Maintenance

TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - GE (NYSE: GE) and McLean's Mountain Wind Limited 
Partnership today announced that the McLean's Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin 
Island, Ontario, will be powered by 24 GE 2.85-103 turbines. Located in Lake 
Huron, Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. The 
McLean's Mountain Wind Farm will provide 60 megawatts (MW) of power to the 
grid. The project is a 50/50 partnership between Northland Power Inc. (TSX: 
NPI) and Mnidoo Mnising Power (MMP).

"This wind farm will provide renewable energy to Ontario while respecting the 
environment and creating resources to strengthen the United Chiefs and 
Councils of Mnidoo Mnising communities. Recognizing the unique topography of 
Manitoulin island, we ultimately decided that GE's 2.85-103 model wind 
turbines were the best fit to meet the project requirements," said John Brace, 
CEO of Northland Power, one of Canada's leading independent power producers.

GE will provide operations and maintenance through a 10-year full service 
agreement for the McLean's Mountain Wind Farm. The facility will benefit from 
around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics through GE's global wind 
monitoring center in Schenectady, N.Y., which also will help maximize wind 
turbine operating performance and life.

"GE is pleased to work with Northland Power and its partner Mnidoo Mnising 
Power and is committed to supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada. 
As of 2013, we have installed 1.8 gigawatts of wind power in Canada, which 
accounts for 29 percent of Canada's total installed base. Wind energy can 
continue to be an important part of Canada's low-carbon electricity mix, 
complementing hydro in Quebec, surpassing coal generation in Ontario, 
diversifying the Alberta grid and helping to meet British Columbia's 
increasing energy demands," said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE's 
renewable energy business."

About Northland

Northland Power (TSX: NPI) 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 1,329 MW of operating generating capacity, with an 
additional 80 MW of generating capacity currently in construction and another 
200 MW of wind, solar and run-of-river hydro projects with awarded power 
contracts. In addition, Northland has acquired the rights to acquire a 
majority equity stake in Gemini, a 600 MW offshore wind project located 85 
kilometers off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea. Northland's cash 
flows are diversified over five geographically separate regions and regulatory 
jurisdictions in Canada, Europe and the United States.

Northland'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.

About MMP

Mnidoo Mnising Power is a corporation established by the United Chiefs and 
Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) a tribal council based on and around 
Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada.Its members include M'Chigeeng First 
Nation, Sheguiandah First Nation, Sheshegwaning First Nation, 
Aundeck-Omni-Kaning First Nation, Whitefish River First Nation and 
Zhiibaahaasing First Nation.UCCMM formed Mnidoo Mnising Power to lead 
renewable energy projects on Manitoulin Island in order to protect First 
Nations' rights, heritage and ensure the future for First Nations' youth.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best 
technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, 
health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and 
curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, 
visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, 
energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges 
locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including 
renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and 
coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced 
technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to 
water availability and quality. Power & Water's six business units include 
Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation 
Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in 
Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business.

Follow GE Power & Water and GE's renewables business on Twitter @GE_PowerWater 
and @GErenewables.



SOURCE  General Electric Canada Inc. 
Katelyn Buress GE Power & Water +1 518 385 3545 katelyn.buress@ge.com 
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Sarah Charuk Northland Power + 1 647 288 1105 Sarah.charuk@northlandpower.ca 
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