Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.
TSX : KHD

Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.

July 08, 2008 12:29 ET

Canadian Hydro Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. (TSX:KHD) is pleased to announce Keith O'Regan has joined Canadian Hydro as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Keith reports directly to John Keating, Chief Executive Officer.

Keith is accountable for the support, development and success of his direct reports, which are the managers of the Wind, Hydro and Thermal Divisions, Environmental Affairs and Technical Support groups. He is also responsible for ensuring the appropriate infrastructures and resources are in place to support the continuous growth of the organization, and for the operational and financial performance of the business divisions. As part of the Executive Team, Keith will provide strategic leadership to the organization.

Keith has a diverse and strong background of leading people, and successfully growing and developing high performing business operations. His career has spanned multiple industries, most recently including a food company as a regional Vice-President Operations. Keith will assist Canadian Hydro in successfully executing its growth plans and sustaining its core purpose of Building a Sustainable Future®. Keith is a professional engineer and holds undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business from the University of New Brunswick and is a graduate of the MBA Leadership program from York University.

"Keith will be an outstanding addition to our Executive Team," says John Keating, Chief Executive Officer for Canadian Hydro. "His exceptional people leadership skills and focus on operational excellence will help us achieve our strategic plan and continue to grow our great Company."

"I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to join Canadian Hydro and work closely with a team of dedicated and passionate people," says Keith. "We share a similar vision for renewable energy and I look forward to working with a very talented group of individuals."

Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. is committed to Building a Sustainable Future®. The Company is a developer, owner, and operator of 20 power generation facilities totaling net 364 MW of capacity in operation, 517 MW in and nearing construction, and 1,632 MW in development. The renewable generation portfolio is diversified across three technologies (water, wind, and biomass) in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. This portfolio is unique in Canada as all facilities are certified, or slated for certification, under Environment Canada's EcoLogo(M) Program.

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