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Canadian Utilities sells interest in Alberta PowerLine to consortium

The buyer is a consortium including TD Greystone Asset Management

June 24, 2019  The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Canadian Utilities Ltd. and its partner Quanta Services Inc. have signed a deal to sell Alberta PowerLine for approximately $300 million and the assumption of $1.4 billion of debt.

The buyer is a consortium including TD Greystone Asset Management.

Canadian Utilities holds an 80% stake in Alberta PowerLine, while Quanta Services holds 20%.

As part of the sale, Canadian Utilities is offering an opportunity for Indigenous communities along the transmission line route to obtain up to a 40% equity interest in Alberta PowerLine.

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The final ownership mix will be determined upon close of the purchase option for Indigenous communities.

The 508-kilometre transmission line runs from from Wabamun, Alta., just west of Edmonton, to Fort McMurray, Alta. It was energized in March, three months ahead of schedule.


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