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CALGARY, July 21 /CNW/ - EarthFirst Canada Inc (EarthFirst) (TSX:EF,
EF.WT) today announced the delivery of British Columbia's first ever
commercial wind turbines to the 144 MW Dokie I wind project site, near the
town of Chetwynd in northeastern B.C.
Eight Vestas 3 MW turbines were delivered as the first phase of the
project, to be installed by the end of 2008. The remaining 40 turbines are
scheduled for installation in 2009. When completed the 144 MW Dokie I wind
project will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 34,000
"This is a significant milestone in renewable energy for the Province of
British Columbia," said Linda Chambers, President and CEO of EarthFirst Canada
Inc. "The turbines arrived exactly on time and overall project construction is
proceeding on schedule."
"This is the outcome of 6 years of work by a team of B.C. stakeholders,
governments and resource managers," said Ron Percival, a founding director of
EarthFirst. "We thank the communities of Chetwynd and local First Nations for
their leadership and support of the project."
EarthFirst is a leading Canadian developer of wind energy projects, with
a portfolio of over 2,500 MW of potential renewable energy initiatives. This
includes the 144 MW Dokie I project under construction. EarthFirst expects to
tender an additional 226 MW of fully permitted projects into the recently
announced British Columbia Clean Power Call. Common Shares and Warrants of
EarthFirst Canada Inc. are listed on the TSX under the symbol EF and EF.WT
Certain statements included in this news release may constitute
forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information involves known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual
performance and achievements of EarthFirst to be materially different from any
future results expressed or implied by that information.
The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents
the expectations of EarthFirst as of July 21, 2008 and, accordingly, is
subject to change after such date. EarthFirst expressly disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by applicable law.
For further information:
For further information: please contact Linda Chambers, President and
Chief Executive Officer, EarthFirst Canada Inc., Tel: (403) 513-0778, Toll
Free: 1-866-622-4715, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ron Percival,
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, EarthFirst Canada Inc., Tel: (250) 381-1208,
Cell: (250) 893-0021, E-mail: email@example.com