Run of River Power Inc.

Run of River Power Inc.

December 18, 2006 08:00 ET

Run of River Power Inc.: Power Generation Resumes at Brandywine Creek

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) -


Run of River Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROR) ("Run of River") is pleased to announce that MAC & MAC Hydrodemolition Inc.(MAC & MAC) has completed corrective maintenance on the pipeline (penstock) at its Brandywine Creek hydroelectric generating facility near Whistler, BC.

Corrective work was recently completed at Brandywine Creek and the plant has resumed production. Harmful iron reducing bacteria was successfully cleaned from the interior walls of the steel portion of the penstock route leading to the powerhouse and the penstock was then coated to protect it from future occurrences of such bacteria. Jako Krushnisky, CEO of Run of River Power saying, "We are very pleased that Mac & Mac was able to complete the maintenance at Brandywine on time despite record breaking snow and rain conditions for the Whistler area and are excited to see how the plant will perform during the next high water event".

Preliminary test results indicate that plant output should increase due to a significant reduction in friction as a result of cleaning and coating the penstock. The epoxy coating will also protect the penstock from future occurrences of this nature.

About Run of River Power Inc.

Run of River Power Inc. owns and 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 that it owns the rights to develop, located near Vancouver, BC. The 10 development projects, totaling 173 MW of capacity, will generate over 615 MWh of electricity annually, when completed, which could provide 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
    Run of River Power Inc.
    David Speck
    Investor Relations
    (416) 368-8464