Plutonic Power Corporation

Plutonic Power Corporation
GE Energy Financial Services

GE Energy Financial Services

August 18, 2009 16:04 ET

GE and Plutonic Power Request Court Approval for Extension of Due-Diligence Period for Proposed Dokie Wind Project Acquisition

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - GE Energy Financial Services (NYSE:GE) and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX:PCC) announced that they have entered into a subsequent Amending Agreement with EarthFirst Canada Inc. (TSX:EF)(TSX:EF.WT) to allow for, subject to court approval, an extension to September 4, 2009 (with notice of any waiver or non-satisfaction of conditions to be provided by September 9, 2009) of the due-diligence period for the partners' review of the proposed purchase of the Dokie Ridge Wind Project. The assets, located 1,100 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, near Chetwynd, are currently owned by EarthFirst Canada Inc.

While significant positive progress continues to be made in addressing key matters, the partners require additional time to complete the remaining due-diligence and required contract negotiations.

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About Plutonic Power Corporation

Plutonic Power's vision is to provide leadership and create a legacy through the development of renewable, reliable, clean energy projects. Its proposed Green Power Corridor™, comprised of 42 generation facilities (including the 2 facilities being constructed by the Toba Montrose General Partnership), could have the capacity to meet the annual energy needs of about 660,000 homes and offset more than 4.4 million tons of CO2 emissions every year - the equivalent of taking more than 850,000 cars off the road. Build out of the Green Power Corridor™, including the current construction of the $660 million, 196 megawatt East Toba River and Montrose Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project, could create approximately 6,500 person-years of employment. Plutonic Power is committed to working in partnership with First Nations, stakeholder groups and local communities in the development of all of its projects. By developing its suite of projects, Plutonic Power will help British Columbia realize its goal of becoming electricity self-sufficient by 2016 utilizing 90% clean domestic generation sources, will create employment opportunities and will play a significant role in the fight against climate change.

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