Brookfield Renewable Power completes acquisition of Minnesota hydroelectric facility

Gatineau, Quebec, April 1, 2008 — Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. announced that it has completed the previously-announced acquisition of the Twin Cities hydroelectric facility in St. Paul, Minnesota, from Ford Motor Co.

The run-of-river facility is located on the Mississippi River and has a total installed capacity of 18 megawatts (MW), producing approximately 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy annually. All power generated by the facility will be sold into the Midwestern wholesale electricity market.

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