AltaGas sells 35% of B.C. hydro operation, will remain majority owner

AltaGas sells 35% of B.C. hydro operation, will remain majority owner

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. says it has an agreement to sell 35 per cent of its interest in a B.C. hydroelectric operation for $922 million but will remain the majority owner of the power generation facilities.

The Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities are in Tahltan First Nation territory.

They include three operating hydroelectric power generation plants that sell their output to BC Hydro under separate 60-year purchase agreements.

The buyer is a joint venture company indirectly owned by Axium Infrastructure Inc. and Manulife Financial Corp.

Calgary-based AltaGas says the sale is part of a larger funding strategy related to a previously announced acquisition.

Companies in this story: (TSX:ALA, TSX:MFC)

 

The Canadian Press

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One thought on “AltaGas sells 35% of B.C. hydro operation, will remain majority owner

  1. FJ

    AltaGas (TSX: ALA) is up by over 2% after the announcement. I own ALA, purchased a while ago with the average price around $30. I hope the stock price will recover once they successfully complete their major acquisition. Meantime, I will be collecting their hefty dividend.

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