SOURCE: Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc.

January 04, 2010 09:30 ET

AEHI Expects to Close Deal to Import Korean Reactors in Early 2010

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI): Don Gillispie, AEHI's CEO, left today for Seoul to finalize negotiations with Korean Electric Power Company, KEPCO, to import the South Korean's advanced reactor, APR 1400, for its Idaho and Colorado sites.

Don Gillispie noted, "We expect the agreement to be similar to the UAE agreement announced last week, such technology should give AEHI a serious competitive advantage."

The Economist magazine reported on December 30, 2009, "Competition for the (UAE) contract had been stiff. GE and Hitachi, two engineering giants, had launched a joint bid, as had a consortium led by France's nuclear champion, AREVA. ... But the chief allure of the Korean bid was price. It was reportedly billions of dollars cheaper than the others."

AEHI executives traveled to Korea about a year ago presenting to KEPCO and key government leaders regarding the financial benefits of exporting their advanced reactor.

Gillispie said, "We are pleased to have played a small part in encouraging the Koreans to export their superior reactor and now we would like to complete our negotiations to bring the APR 1400 into the US for the first time including helping achieve NRC design certification."

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Alternate Energy Holdings develops and markets innovative clean energy sources. The company is the nation's only publicly traded independent nuclear power plant developer willing to build power plants in non-nuclear states. Other projects include, Energy Neutral which removes energy demands from homes and businesses (, Colorado Energy Park (nuclear and solar generation), and International Reactors, which assists developing countries with nuclear reactors for power generation, production of potable water and other suitable applications. AEHI China, headquartered in Beijing, develops joint ventures to produce nuclear plant components and consults on nuclear power. AEHI Korea, Seoul, is helping negotiate with KEPCO.

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