August 12, 2008

SkyPower, Beardy’s and Okemasis to Develop Willow Cree Wind Project

The Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation community and SkyPower, a Lehman Brothers company, have entered into an agreement to develop the Willow Cree wind project in Canada.

The partners' proposed plan includes developing a 100MW wind park in Big Quill, a rural municipality near Wynyard, Saskatchewan.

The project currently encompasses approximately 12,000 acres of land and, when built, will generate clean energy sufficient to power more than 30,000 homes annually. The construction of the project is expected to start as early as 2010.

Kerry Adler, president and CEO of SkyPower, said: "SkyPower is excited to have formed a partnership with Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation. As SkyPower has demonstrated over the last five years, working with First Nations and local communities not only provides clean energy results, but also establishes more economic benefits directly in the region."