PPM Explores Canadian Wind Market
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October 17, 2006
PORTLAND, Ore. - PPM Energy, ScottishPower's (NYSE: SPI) competitive U.S. energy business, today announced its intention to expand its wind development activities to Canada through its affiliate PPM Energy Canada.
"We have enjoyed great success to date from our gas storage operations in Alberta," said Terry Hudgens, PPM Energy CEO. "We want to build on this success and leverage our impressive track record of wind development and operations from the US into the Canadian market."
PPM Energy Canada's objective is to build a development portfolio and convert this to operational assets. PPM Energy's initial focus will be on the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and possibly Quebec. PPM sees this as a natural extension of its successful wind business, bringing its industry leading wind development skills and customer focus to Canada where renewable energy is gaining momentum among Canada's utility companies.
About PPM Energy
PPM Energy (PPM), the U.S. competitive subsidiary of ScottishPower (NYSE: SPI), now has nearly 2000 megawatts of wind energy in operation or under construction. The strength of its renewable project pipeline has allowed the company to increase its 2010 target by more than 50 percent to at least 3,500 megawatts developed or controlled by PPM. PPM balances its supply portfolio with sales to wholesale customers, placing almost all of its output in long-term contracts. Major customers include the cities of Seattle, Sacramento, Eugene, Pasadena, and Anaheim as well as investor-owned utilities such as Xcel Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the federal Bonneville Power Administration. PPM also creates innovative new products to meet customer needs, such as operations and maintenance services and build-own transfers.
About PPM Energy Canada
PPM Energy Canada (PECL) is an affiliate of PPM Energy and a wholly owned subsidiary of ScottishPower (NYSE: SPI). PECL provides energy management products and services to wholesale customers in Canada.