Run of River Power Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ROR

Run of River Power Inc.

October 19, 2006 08:00 ET

Run of River Completes Studies on its Pitt River Project Cluster

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2006) -

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Run of River Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROR) ("Run of River") is pleased to announce that initial field studies have been completed for its eight hydropower projects in the Pitt River watershed.

The technical studies, coordinated by Barkley Project Group Ltd. include fish, hydrology, wildlife and terrain stability assessments. These studies will support the applications for a project certificate, water licenses, land tenure and other approvals required for the projects. Run of River's Project Manager, David Kiess says "I am pleased with the progress the team has made in the field this summer; the projects all look very good".

The results of the baseline field studies were positive and revealed no significant constraints to hydropower development. Streamline Environmental Consulting Ltd. found that seven of eight streams had no fish at the project intake locations. The preliminary wildlife studies did not detect any red listed species or critical wildlife habitat features that would constrain project development. Most of the proposed diversion reaches did not contain fish, meaning greater stream flow will be available for power generation.

The initial terrain assessment by Aztec Geoscience found suitable conditions for the proposed intake, penstock and powerhouse infrastructure for all eight projects, with only a few areas requiring pipe burying or other routine measures to protect the project infrastructure.

Aquarius R&D is operating continuous flow recorders in all eight streams and is working with PO Sjoman Hydrotech Consulting in preparing detailed hydrology and power studies. Additional field studies are planned for 2007.

Run of River Power's project team is preparing a comprehensive project description to support the application for a project certificate under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA). The Corporation expects to submit its application to the BCEAA process in early January 2007.

About Run of River Power Inc.

Run of River Power Inc. operates a hydroelectric power generation station at Brandywine Creek, near Whistler, BC and sells the power to BC Hydro on a long-term 20 year contract.

The Corporation is currently developing hydroelectric projects in two clusters located near Vancouver. Thirteen development projects, totaling 153 MW of capacity, will generate over 750 MWh of electricity annually, when completed, providing in excess of $50 Million per year in gross revenue to Run of River.

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Contact Information

  • Run of River Power Inc.
    Jako Krushnisky
    President and CEO
    (604) 946-9232
    or
    Run of River Power Inc.
    David Speck
    Investor Relations
    (416) 368-8464