Atlantic Power Corporation Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter and Year End 2011 Results & Conference Call

BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) (TSX: ATP) ("Atlantic Power" or the "Company") will release its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011 on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 29, 2012. A telephone conference call hosted by Atlantic Power's management team will be held:

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 am ET

The telephone numbers for the conference call are:

Participant Dial In (Toll Free): 1-877-317-6789
International Dial In: +1 412-317-6789
Canada Dial In (Toll Free): 1-866-605-3852

The Conference Call will also be broadcast over Atlantic Power's website at www.atlanticpower.com. Please call or log in 10 minutes prior to the call.

Replay/Archive
To listen to the conference call after it is completed, access conference call number 10009044 at the following telephone numbers:

US Toll Free: 1-877-344-7529
International Toll: 1-412-317-0088

The replay is available 1 hour after the end of the conference through June 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM ET. The conference call will also be archived on Atlantic Power's web site at www.atlanticpower.com.

About Atlantic Power

Atlantic Power is a leading publicly traded, power generation and infrastructure company with a well diversified portfolio of assets in the United States and Canada. Our power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other large commercial customers under long-term power purchase agreements, which seek to minimize exposure to changes in commodity prices. The net generating capacity of the Company's projects is approximately 2,140 MW, consisting of interests in 31 operational power generation projects across 11 states and 2 provinces, one 53 MW biomass project under construction in Georgia, and an 84-mile, 500 kilovolt electric transmission line located in California. Atlantic Power also owns a majority interest in Rollcast Energy, a biomass power plant developer with several projects under development. Atlantic Power is incorporated in British Columbia, headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, Toronto, and Richmond, B.C.

Our corporate strategy is to generate stable, contracted cash flows from our existing assets to sustain our dividend payout to shareholders while increasing the value of the company through accretive acquisitions in North American markets. Our dividend is currently paid monthly at an annual rate of Cdn$1.15 per share.

Atlantic Power has a market capitalization of approximately $1.5 billion and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AT and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATP. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.atlanticpower.com or contact:

Atlantic Power Corporation
Amanda Wagemaker, Investor Relations
(617) 977-2700
info@atlanticpower.com

Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml under "Atlantic Power Corporation" or on the Company's website.

SOURCE Atlantic Power Corporation

For further information:

http://www.atlanticpower.com

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