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

Brookfield Renewable Acquires Remaining Interest in 417 MW Safe Harbor 
Hydroelectric Facility 
NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY Marketwired 
FOR: Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. 
TSX SYMBOL:  BEP.UN
NYSE SYMBOL:  BEP 
MAY 15, 2014 
Brookfield Renewable Acquires Remaining Interest in 417 MW Safe Harbor
Hydroelectric Facility 
HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) -  
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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contracts do not fulfill their obligations; changes in hydrology at the
hydroelectric stations we are acquiring; our inability to complete the
transaction; risks related to the growth of our portfolio and our inability to
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.
Zev Korman
Vice President, Investor and Media Relations
416-359-1955
zev.korman@brookfield.com 
INDUSTRY:  Energy and Utilities - Alternative Energy, Environment - Natural
Resource Management 
SUBJECT:  TMN 
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