TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northland Power Inc. ("Northland") (TSX: NPI) today announced that its subsidiary has executed a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with Taiwan Power Company (“Taipower”) for its Hai Long 2A offshore wind project, based on its 300 MW Feed-in-Tariff (“FIT”) allocation. Northland and its partner Yushan Energy Co. Ltd. (“Yushan Energy”) own 60% and 40% of Hai Long 2A, respectively. Hai Long 2A is the first of the three Hai Long projects (1,044 MW total capacity) to receive its PPA.
Hai Long 2A has entered into a 20-year power PPA with Taipower at the 2019 FIT rate of NTD 6.2795/kWh and NTD 4.1422/kWh for the first and second 10-year periods, respectively. In 2015, the Taiwan government implemented the FIT program to provide long-term contracts designed to inaugurate its offshore wind sector. Project economics and financing details will be finalized as development progresses.
Mike Crawley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northland Power noted, "Today’s announcement is excellent news for Northland and demonstrates Taiwan’s commitment to becoming a leader in Asia’s bourgeoning offshore wind sector. Offshore wind has the potential to transform Taiwan’s economy and environment, creating jobs while helping to foster energy security. This project also aligns with Northland’s commitment to deliver long-term value to shareholders, while supporting the global transition to clean and green energy sources."
Northland and Yushan Energy are also engaged in developing the Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan. In June 2018, these projects were allocated grid capacity for connection in 2025 under Taiwan’s auction program and are expected to execute their respective PPAs with Taipower in 2019.
ABOUT NORTHLAND POWER
Northland Power is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997. Northland develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce ‘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 an economic interest in 2,429 MW (net 2,014 MW) of operating generating capacity and 269 MW of generating capacity under construction, representing the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in the North Sea, in addition to its 60% equity stake in the 1,044 MW Hai Long projects under development in Taiwan.
Northland's common shares, Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 preferred shares and Series C convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.B, NPI.PR.C and NPI.DB.C, respectively.
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