VANCOUVER, Aug. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) announces that its subsidiary, HS Orka hf, has ended the process regarding the potential sale of HS Orka's 30% ownership interest in the Blue Lagoon tourist resort. Alterra had previously announced that the subsidiary was considering strategic alternatives for the ownership stake, up to and including a full sale. During the sales process, several viable offers were received and HS Orka entered into an exclusivity agreement with a preferred bidder who valued the stake in excess of €90 million (multiple bids were received with valuations above €90 million). Although Alterra was prepared to sell under this preferred offer, Alterra's partner at HS Orka, Jarðvarmi slhf, whose consent was required, decided against selling the stake at this time. HS Orka may revisit the process at a later date.
About Alterra Power Corp.
Alterra Power Corp. is a global renewable energy company that manages eight power plants totaling 825 MW of hydro, wind, geothermal and solar generation capacity in Canada, the USA and Iceland. Following the recently announced adjustment of Alterra's ownership of HS Orka to 53.9%, Alterra will own a 363 MW share of this capacity, generating over 1,500 GWh of clean power annually.
Alterra is also constructing the 200 MW Flat Top wind project in central Texas, which is expected to be in operation by 1H 2018 (51% owned by Alterra). Upon the completion of Flat Top, Alterra will operate nine power plants totaling 1,025 MW of capacity and will own a 465 MW share of this capacity, generating almost 2,000 GWh of clean power annually. Alterra also has an extensive portfolio of development projects and a skilled team of developers, builders and operators to support its growth plans.
Alterra trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXY and OTC in the United States as MGMXF.
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For further information: Peter Lekich, Corporate Communications, Alterra Power Corp., 604-235-6719, [email protected]