Northland Power Inc.
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Northland Power Inc.

December 09, 2014 17:34 ET

Electricity Operations at Northland Power's Iroquois Falls Cogeneration Station Not Materially Impacted by Closure of Resolute Forest Products Iroquois Falls Plant

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2014) -

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Northland Power Inc. ("Northland" or "the Company") (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.PR.C)(TSX:NPI.DB.A)(TSX:NPI.DB.B) today confirmed that while the closure of Resolute Forest Product's Iroquois Falls newsprint mill is unfortunate, it will not impact electricity operations at Northland's Iroquois Falls Cogeneration Station. Despite the closure, Northland's Iroquois Falls facility will continue to generate and sell electricity per its existing long term contract with the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation (OEFC).

Although Northland's 120 MW natural gas cogeneration facility has a steam sales agreement in place with Resolute Forest Products, the financial impact to Northland resulting from the closure of the mill is not material. The facility has the physical ability and contractual right under the existing contract with the OEFC to increase its electrical output and offset lost steam sales revenue with increased electricity sales revenue.

"Northland Power has enjoyed a productive and mutually beneficial relationship with Resolute during both good times and difficult times, and we are empathetic to Resolute's situation. We will continue to support the community with the ongoing operations of our plant. Our hearts are saddened by the situation and wish the people affected by the closure all the best in the future," said Sam Mantenuto, Chief Operating Officer for Northland Power. "We would also like to thank Resolute for their partnership, cooperation and support over the last 18 years."

ABOUT NORTHLAND

Northland is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997. Northland develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce 'clean' (natural gas) and 'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities.

The Company owns or has a net economic interest in 1,345 MW of operating generating capacity; 640 MW (400 MW net to Northland) of generating capacity under construction, including a 60% equity stake in Gemini, a 600 MW (360 MW net to Northland) offshore wind project in the North Sea near the Netherlands; and 456 MW (348 MW net to Northland) of projects with awarded power contracts under advanced development, including an 85% equity stake in Nordsee One, a 332 MW (282 MW net to Northland) offshore wind project in the North Sea near Germany. Northland's cash flows are diversified over four geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in Canada and Europe.

Northland's common shares, Series 1 and Series 3 preferred shares and convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.C, NPI.DB.A and NPI.DB.B, respectively.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements which are provided for the purpose of presenting information about management's current expectations and plans. Readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "intends," "targets," "projects," "forecasts" or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "may," "will," "should," "would" and "could." These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding plans for raising capital. These statements are based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in developing the forward-looking statements, including management's current plans, its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Although these forward-looking statements are based upon management's current reasonable expectations and assumptions, they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Some of the factors that could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to, operational risks, foreign exchange rates, regulatory risks, and the variability of revenues from generating facilities powered by intermittent renewable resources and the other factors described in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of Northland's 2013 Annual Report and Annual Information Form, both of which can be found at www.sedar.com under Northland's profile and on Northland's website www.northlandpower.ca. Northland's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that were considered reasonable on December 9, 2014. Other than as specifically required by law, Northland undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after such date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.

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