Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.

Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.

September 12, 2005 23:59 ET

Media Advisory - Canadian Hydro Holds Official Groundbreaking for $120 million Melancthon I Wind Project

SHELBURNE, ON--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 12) -

What: Official Sod-turning Ceremony to Celebrate Start of
Construction of $120 million Melancthon I Wind Project

Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. will hold an official
ceremony September 13 to celebrate the start of
construction of its $120 million Melancthon I Wind
Project in the townships of Melancthon and Grey Highlands
near Shelburne in Southern Ontario. This $120 million wind
facility consists of 45 GE wind turbines, each rated at
1.5 megawatts for a total capacity of 67.5 megawatts. Once
completed in early 2006, the wind facility will generate
enough green power to supply more than 20,000 households
each year. Construction is moving along and five turbines
have already been erected at the project site.

Who: The Honorable Tony Valeri, Leader of the Government in the
House of Commons
The Honorable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy, MPP
Windsor - St. Clair
Debbie Fawcett, Deputy Mayor, Township of Melancthon
John Keating, CEO, Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Official Program: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Reception: 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Where: Onsite Melancthon I Wind Project
Shelburne, Ontario

Directions: North from Toronto International Airport on Airport Road
about 40 km to Highway 9
West on Highway 9 about 9 km to Orangeville
North from Orangeville about 19 km to Highway 89
West on Highway 89 about 14 km through Shelburne to
Melancthon Township Line No. 7
North on Melancthon Township Line No. 7 about 2 km to
event location

Canadian Hydro is an independent, publicly listed (TSX:KHD) developer, owner and operator of 17 low impact renewable energy power plants, totalling net 162 megawatts of installed capacity. The generation portfolio is diversified across three technologies (wind, water and biomass) in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. This portfolio is unique in Canada as all facilities are certified, or slated for certification, under Environment Canada's EcoLogo(M) program.

Contact Information

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