Atlantic Power Corporation Executes New Agreement at Oxnard for 2022 and 2023

DEDHAM, Mass., April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) (TSX: ATP) ("Atlantic Power" or the "Company") announced today that on March 31, 2021, it executed a new  agreement to sell capacity from the Oxnard plant for an additional two years, effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023.

Oxnard is an approximately 49 megawatt gas-fired plant located in Oxnard, California. The plant is currently operating under a Resource Adequacy (RA) agreement through December 31, 2021. Under this agreement, which satisfies the load obligations of a community choice aggregator, Oxnard receives a fixed monthly capacity payment and has the opportunity to receive revenue from the potential sale of energy and ancillary services.

The new RA agreement for 2022 and 2023 will satisfy the load obligations of a different entity than the current one. Oxnard will continue to receive fixed monthly capacity payments and potentially earn revenue from the sale of energy and ancillary services. The capacity payment is modestly higher than the level in place for 2021. The Company expects a modest level of Project Adjusted EBITDA from Oxnard in 2022 and 2023, similar to the level expected for 2021.

"The requirement for firm and reliable generation to support the further integration of intermittent renewable resources makes this new agreement for Oxnard possible," said Joe Cofelice, Executive Vice President—Commercial Development of Atlantic Power. "We believe this new two-year agreement to sell capacity through 2023 is a further indication of the value of the Oxnard plant in the California market."

About Atlantic Power

Atlantic Power is an independent power producer that owns power generation assets in eleven states in the United States and two provinces in Canada. The Company's generation projects sell electricity and steam to investment-grade utilities and other creditworthy large customers predominantly under long–term PPAs that have expiration dates ranging from 2021 to 2043. The Company seeks to minimize its exposure to commodity prices through provisions in the contracts, fuel supply agreements and hedging arrangements. The projects are diversified by geography, fuel type, technology, dispatch profile and offtaker (customer). Approximately 75% of the projects in operation are 100% owned and directly operated and maintained by the Company. The Company has expertise in operating most fuel types, including gas, hydro, and biomass, and it owns a 40% interest in one coal project. 

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Certain statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"), which reflect the expectations of management regarding the future growth, results of operations, performance and business prospects and opportunities of the Company and its projects. These statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe the Company's future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of the words "plans", "expects", "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "estimates", "forecasts", "targets", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "believes", "outlook", "objective", or "continue", or equivalents or variations, including negative variations, of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results, "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Examples of such statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the following:

  • the Company's expectation for Project Adjusted EBITDA from the Oxnard plant under the RA agreement in 2021, 2022 and 2023; and
  • the Company's assessment of market conditions in California.

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