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ATCO Ltd.
ATCO Power

ATCO Power

March 06, 2008 18:59 ET

ATCO Power Reports Barking Power Station in London, England Resumes Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - ATCO Power reported today that its 1,000 megawatt (MW) Barking Power Station in East London, England, of which ATCO Power owns 25.5%, has resumed full operations. The unplanned outage, originally reported on November 5, 2007, reduced the plant capacity to approximately 400 MW's during this period. Regular operations are expected for the month of March.

Discussions are on-going with insurers and their advisers, who have endorsed the repair strategy and approved interim payments which commenced in early 2008. Business interruption and property insurance is expected to cover the majority of the outage losses after December 9, 2007.

ATCO Power, part of the ATCO Group of Companies, is a world-class developer, construction manager, owner and operator of technologically advanced independent power generation facilities. ATCO Group, an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $8.0 billion and more than 7,800 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrials, technology, logistics and energy services). Further information on ATCO can be found at www.atco.com.

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  • ATCO Power
    Rick Brouwer
    President
    (403) 209-6901
    Website: www.atco.com