PPM Hires Canadian Wind Expert to Expand Calgary Office

    PORTLAND, ORE., March 13 /CNW/ - PPM Energy, ScottishPower's (NYSE:   SPI)
competitive U.S. energy business, today announced the hiring of Gerard
Philpott as director of business development to lead PPM's development
activities in Canada through its affiliate PPM Energy Canada. Gerard will be
based in PPM's Calgary office to lead PPM's wind business expansion in Canada.

    "Gerard Philpott is highly qualified and experienced in wind power
strategic planning, deal structuring, project development, and permitting,"
said Jean Wilson, PPM's senior vice president of renewables. "We are very
pleased he has joined the PPM team."

    PPM Energy Canada sees opportunities across the country to build a
development portfolio and convert this to operational assets. 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 due to the support of the federal and provincial
governments and utilities.

    About PPM Energy

    PPM Energy (PPM), the U.S. competitive subsidiary of ScottishPower (NYSE:  
SPI), now has more than 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-to-sell options..

    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.

For further information:

For further information: PPM Jan Johnson, 503-796-7070

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