Innergex and Saik'uz First Nation sign agreements for the development of a wind energy project at Nulki Hills

Innergex and Saik'uz First Nation sign agreements for the development of a 
wind energy project at Nulki Hills 
SAIK'UZ, BC, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. 
("Innergex" or the "Corporation") and the Saik'uz First Nation are pleased to 
announce the joint signing of a Letter of Intent and a Traditional Knowledge 
Protocol Agreement regarding the development of a wind energy project at Nulki 
Hills near Vanderhoof, British Columbia. 
The Nulki Hills prospective wind project, representing up to 210 MW of clean 
renewable power, is currently undergoing a BC Environmental Assessment. The 
partners will work together to obtain an Environmental Assessment Certificate 
from the province and an electricity purchase agreement from BC Hydro for this 
project, which could deliver power to the grid by late 2018. 
In the agreements, Saik'uz and Innergex highlight their commitment to 
meaningful consultation during all stages of project development and to 
establish and determine the terms for a long-term cooperative and mutually 
respectful relationship throughout the life cycle of the project. The parties 
have agreed to a process to gather, document and preserve Saik'uz traditional 
knowledge and to address the ownership, protection and integration of 
traditional knowledge in the development of the project. 
"We are extremely pleased to have entered into these agreements with the 
Saik'uz First Nation," said Richard Blanchet, Senior Vice President - Western 
Region of Innergex. "They provide a foundation for a strong relationship that 
reflects the commitment between Innergex and Saik'uz to work together, 
respectfully and collaboratively. The announcement today emphasizes our 
intention to bring sustainable economic development opportunities to Saik'uz 
and the District of Vanderhoof", added Mr. Blanchet. 
"We look forward to continuing our positive relationship with Innergex," said 
Saik'uz First Nations Chief Stanley Thomas. "We trust that Innergex will 
work within our traditional territory in a manner respectful of the 
environment, our culture and our constitutional aboriginal rights, titles and 
About the Saik'uz First Nation 
Saik'uz First Nation is a Carrier community near Nulki Lake, south of 
Vanderhoof - the geographical center of the province. Saik'uz - pronounced 
'sigh-cuz' - has over 1,000 members, many of whom are young and employable. 
A relationship began with Innergex during the summer of 2012, and these 
agreements are a reflection of the mutual respect of and commitment to this 
relationship. The Corporation came to the community with an idea to develop 
the natural resource of wind energy as a source for a viable and sustainable 
energy project. Innergex knows that early relationships with First Nations 
are beneficial to any new development projects. Tours of two existing wind 
projects in Northern British Columbia were a starting point for Saik'uz to 
understand the scope of the project. Saik'uz First Nation supports 
environmentally friendly and sustainable projects. 
About Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. 
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is a leading Canadian independent renewable 
power producer. Active since 1990, the Company develops, owns and operates 
run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms and solar photovoltaic farms 
and carries out its operations in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia and in 
Idaho, USA. Its portfolio of assets currently consists of: (i) interests in 30 
operating facilities with an aggregate net installed capacity of 629MW 
(gross 1,096MW), including 23 hydroelectric operating facilities, six wind 
farms, and one solar photovoltaic farm; (ii) interests in seven projects under 
development or under construction with an aggregate net installed capacity of 
252MW (gross 388MW), for which power purchase agreements have been 
secured; and (iii) prospective projects with an aggregate net capacity 
totaling 2,900 MW (gross 3,125MW). Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is rated 
BBB- by S&P and BB (high) by DBRS (unsolicited rating). Its shares are listed 
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TSX". 
The Corporation's strategy for building shareholder value is to develop or 
acquire high-quality facilities generating sustainable cash flows and 
providing a high return on invested capital, and to distribute a stable 
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The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and 
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expectations and assumptions concerning the installed capacity, obtainment of 
an electricity purchase agreement and the beginning of commercial operation of 
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SOURCE  Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. 
Bas Brusche Director - Public Affairs, Western Region Innergex Renewable 
Energy Inc. 604633-9990, ext. 298  Jackie Thomas Land 
and Resources Coordinator Saik'uz First Nation 250567-9293, ext.220 
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