Brookfield Renewable Acquires Remaining Interest in 417 MW Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Facility

Brookfield Renewable Acquires Remaining Interest in 417 MW Safe Harbor 
Hydroelectric Facility 
HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 --  All amounts in
U.S. dollars 
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: BEP.UN)(NYSE: BEP)
("Brookfield Renewable") today announced that, with its institutional
partners, it has entered into an agreement with a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, to acquire the remaining 67%
interest it did not already own in the 417 MW Safe Harbor
hydroelectric facility on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania
("Safe Harbor").  
"We are pleased to be acquiring the remaining interest in Safe
Harbor," said Richard Legault, President and CEO of Brookfield
Renewable. "This investment is consistent with our strategy of owning
and operating high-quality, renewable assets in power markets with
attractive long-term fundamentals."  
Safe Harbor generates an average of 1,100 GWh annually and possesses
storage capabilities that support daily operations and dispatch
during peaking hours. It is one of the largest conventional
hydroelectric facilities in Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland
Interconnection ("PJM"), a market which offers multiple revenue
streams including energy, capacity, ancillaries and renewable energy
credits. 
The total purchase price for the transaction is approximately $613
million subject to customary working capital adjustments, and will be
funded through available liquidity and capital from Brookfield
Renewable and its institutional partners. It is expected that a
portion of the purchase price will be funded with non-recourse,
fixed-rate financing.  
The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and
regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the third
quarter of 2014. 
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (TSX: BEP.UN)(NYSE: BEP)
operates one of the largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable
power platforms globally. Its portfolio is primarily hydroelectric
and totals over 6,000 megawatts of installed capacity. Diversified
across 71 river systems and 12 power markets in the United States,
Canada and Brazil, the portfolio's output is sold predominantly under
long-term contracts and generates enough electricity from renewable
resources to power more than three million homes on average each
year. With a portfolio of high-quality assets and strong growth
prospects, the business is positioned to generate stable, long-term
cash flows supporting regular and growing cash distributions to
shareholders. For more information, please visit
www.brookfieldrenewable.com. 
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changes in hydrology at the hydroelectric stations we are acquiring;
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Contacts:
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.
Zev Korman
Vice President, Investor and Media Relations
416-359-1955
zev.korman@brookfield.com
 
 
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