Acquisition deal gives Epcor development rights to potential 270 MW

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Epcor, an Alberta power producer and distribution utility, has acquired Ontario's Port Albert Wind Farms Ltd (PAWF). The deal gives the Edmonton-based company the development and interconnection rights for a potential 270 MW of wind power near the western shores of Lake Huron, as well as a 660 kW turbine currently in operation. The 12,000-acre land base covered by the agreement is adjacent to Epcor's 39.6 MW Kingsbridge Wind Power Project, currently under construction and expected to come online in late 2005 or early 2006. The project was one of five wind power bids accepted late last year in an Ontario government request for proposals. "Through our experience with the Kingsbridge Wind Power Project we know that this area has one of the strongest wind regimes in Ontario," says Epcor's Paul McMillan.

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