Innergex Completes the Acquisition of the Walden Hydroelectric Facility in BC
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INNERGEX COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION
OF THE WALDEN HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY IN BC
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, February 25, 2016 – Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”), in partnership with the Cayoose Creek Indian Band, has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Walden North hydroelectric facility located in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Innergex and Cayoose Creek Development Corporation, the economic arm of the Cayoose Creek Indian Band, have formed the Cayoose Creek Limited Partnership, which in turn has acquired the assets that make up the facility from FortisBC. The transaction closed at a final total purchase price of $9.2 million.
Walden North is a 16 MW facility commissioned in 1992 and located on private land in Cayoosh Creek near Lillooet, in close proximity to several of the Corporation’s other hydroelectric facilities.
About the Cayoose Creek Band
Cayoose Creek Band or Sekw’el’was is nestled in the middle of the Fraser Canyon, just south of Lillooet, BC on Highway 99. Sekw’el’was is known as a gathering place for many neighboring nations. The community of just under 200 has survived and thrived through many hardships. Community members are proud of their roots and the community has a rich history of tool making and trading with other nations. Sekw’el’was is a member of St’at’imc Nation.
About Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) is a leading Canadian independent renewable power producer. Active since 1990, the Corporation develops, owns, and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, and solar photovoltaic farms and carries out its operations in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Idaho, USA. Its portfolio of assets currently consists of: (i) interests in 35 operating facilities with an aggregate net installed capacity of 716 MW (gross 1,232 MW), including 28 hydroelectric operating facilities, six wind farms, and one solar photovoltaic farm; (ii) interests in four projects under development or under construction with an aggregate net installed capacity of 187 MW (gross 297 MW), for which power purchase agreements have been secured; and (iii) prospective projects with an aggregate net capacity totaling 3,280 MW (gross 3,530 MW). Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is rated BBB- by S&P.
The Corporation’s strategy for building shareholder value is to develop or acquire high-quality facilities that generate sustainable cash flows and provide an attractive risk-adjusted return on invested capital, and to distribute a stable dividend.
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