Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 4, 2010 — GE signed two contracts at a total value of about $87 million with Northland Power, an independent power producer based in Toronto, to supply power generation equipment and commissioning services for two natural gas fired power plants.
Responding to two requests for proposals in Saskatchewan, Northland Power was recently selected by SaskPower to provide 261 MW of baseload power and 87 MW of peaking power.
According to local utility SaskPower, there are two primary factors causing the need for new electricity supply sources — the need to retire or life-extend select generating units and the growing demand for electricity in Saskatchewan.
Northland Power is a publicly listed Canadian developer, operator and owner of power plants. Northland has a net generating capacity of 872 MW in operation and more than 3,300 MW in construction or development.