Run of River Power Inc.

Run of River Power Inc.

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Run of River's 161 MW Upper Pitt River Hydro Power Project Accepted For Governmental Review

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 26, 2007) -


Run of River Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ROR) ("Run of River") is pleased to announce that its Upper Pitt River "Project" consisting of seven proposed run of river power generation facilities to be located on tributaries to the Upper Pitt River, has been accepted for review under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA).

Run of River's wholly owned subsidiary, Northwest Cascade Power Inc. (NWCP), received confirmation on February 19, 2007 from the Environmental Assessment Office acknowledging that the Project is reviewable allowing for the formal review process to commence. This review process has fixed timelines; the application screening stage (maximum 30 days) followed by the application review and assessment (maximum 180 days) will lead to the Ministers' decision on an environmental assessment certificate (maximum 45 days). Run of River anticipates that the application review stage will commence in August, 2007, with an objective to obtain an environmental assessment certificate for the Project in spring 2008.

Jako Krushnisky, CEO of Run of River Power, stated, "We are now fully engaged in a consultative process that will bring certainty to our plans for the Upper Pitt River. Further, recent hydrology results indicate an increase in total Project capacity from 140 MW to 161 MW which would provide 'Green Energy' to over 55,000 homes annually."

About Run of River Power Inc.

Run of River Power Inc. owns and operates a water 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 193 MW of capacity, will generate over 670 GWh of electricity annually, when completed, which could provide approximately $60 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