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Media Advisory-Photo Opportunity: Northland Power and SaskPower Celebrate Grand Opening of Spy Hill Generating Station

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Media Advisory-Photo Opportunity: Northland Power and SaskPower Celebrate Grand Opening of Spy Hill Generating Station08:15 EDT Tuesday, May 29, 2012SPY HILL, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Northland Power Inc. (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.DB.A) -What:Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Photo OpportunityDate:Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Time:1:30 p.m. Location:Spy Hill Generating Station*, Spy Hill, Saskatchewan Photo Opportunity: John Brace, President & CEO, Northland Power, Guy Bruce, Vice-President, Planning, Environment and Regulatory Affairs, SaskPower, and President and CEO, NorthPoint Energy Solutions, and others cutting the ribbon at the facility's grand opening.About the facility:Spy Hill is an 86 MW gas-fired peaking facility located near Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Owned and operated by Northland Power ("Northland") (TSX:NPI)(TSX:NPI.PR.A)(TSX:NPI.DB.A), the plant began commercial operations on October 19, 2011. The facility provides peaking power to the Saskatchewan power grid under its 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Saskatchewan Power Corporation ("SaskPower"). The PPA was awarded to Northland following a competitive bid process in 2009.Spy Hill is one of two Northland Power projects in Saskatchewan. The North Battleford Energy Centre, a 260 MW baseload plant, is currently under construction.*Directions to the Spy Hill Power L.P. site: Drive along #22 HWY from Esterhazy. Go past (K2) potash mine and turn South to Tantallon. Follow the road West at "T" intersection. Site GPS Lat: 50° 35' 51.417" N and Long: -101° 50' 46.020" WFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Sarah CharukNorthland Power Inc.Communications Manager647-288-1105 (desk) or 416-866-8960 (mobile)Sarah.charuk@northlandpower.cawww.northlandpower.caORTyler HopsonSaskatchewan Power CorporationMedia Relations306-566-3167 (desk) or 306-536-2886 (mobile)thopson@saskpower.comwww.saskpower.com