Beardy's and Okemasis Partners with SkyPower in Wind Energy Project

    TORONTO and DUCK LAKE, SK, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Beardy's and Okemasis, a First
Nation community, and SkyPower, a Lehman Brothers Company, have entered into
an agreement to develop the Willow Cree Wind Project.
    The partners' proposed plan includes developing a 100 MW wind park in Big
Quill, a rural municipality near Wynyard, Saskatchewan. The project currently
encompasses approximately 12,000 acres of land and when built, will generate
clean energy sufficient to power more than 30,000 homes annually. The
construction of the project could start as early as 2010.
    "SkyPower is excited to have formed a partnership with Beardy's and
Okemasis First Nation," stated Kerry Adler, President and Chief Executive
Officer, SkyPower. "As SkyPower has demonstrated over the last five years,
working with First Nations and local communities not only provides clean
energy results, but also establishes more economic benefits directly in the
region. We applaud Chief Gamble and the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation for
taking this initiative and setting an example how First Nations and industry
can make a difference."
    Chief Rick Gamble added, "We chose to partner with SkyPower because of
their extensive experience in wind development with First Nations. Moreover,
the Willow Cree Wind Project will generate a reliable source of local
benefits, including job training programs, employment for the local community,
as well as have a positive impact on local tourism. The proposed development
will be an important driver of local economic development for years to come."

    About SkyPower

    SkyPower, a Lehman Brothers Company, is Canada's largest renewable energy
developer with interests in more than 200 wind and solar projects at various
stages of construction and development across Canada and select U.S. states,
representing more than 11,000 MW of potential capacity. Working with local
partners, SkyPower also has wind energy under development in India, and hydro
projects under development in Panama. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: For general inquiries, please contact: Tanya
Bragg, Community Relations & Marketing Manager, SkyPower, (416) 979-4625,; For development or partnership inquiries, please contact:
Cory Basil, Vice President, Co-Head Wind Project Development (Wind Development
Team), (416) 979-4625 - Canada,; Daniel Walter, Director,
Strategic U.S. Relationships and Partnerships, Direct: (402) 212-0689, Office:
(402) 403-4380,

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