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Capital Power reports fourth quarter and year-end 2018 results

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) today released financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.
 

 Fourth Quarter Highlights

  • Completed 99 megawatt New Frontier Wind project on-schedule and below budget
  • Completed the sale of its minority owned interest in K2 Wind for a pre-tax gain of $159 million
  • Generated net cash flows from operating activities of $133 million and adjusted funds from operations of $80 million
  • Purchased and cancelled 0.8 million common shares under the Normal Course Issuer Bid

Net cash flows from operating activities were $133 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with $75 million in the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) were $80 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $94 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Net income attributable to shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $141 million and basic earnings per share was $1.27 per share, compared with net loss attributable to shareholders of $10 million, and basic loss per share of $0.20, in the comparable period of 2017. Normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2018, after adjusting for non-recurring items and fair value adjustments, were $34 million or $0.33 per share compared with $25 million or $0.24 per share in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Net cash flows from operating activities were $450 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared with $372 million in 2017. Adjusted funds from operations were $397 million in 2018, compared with $361 million in 2017.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, net income attributable to shareholders was $274 million and basic earnings per share was $2.25 per share compared with $144 million and $1.07 per share in 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders were $124 million, or $1.20 per share, compared with $113 million, or $1.12 per share in 2017. 

“In 2018, Capital Power met or exceeded its annual operating and financial targets while adding 679 megawatts of contracted generation through the acquisition of Arlington Valley and completion of the New Frontier Wind project,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power. “We have seen a recovery in Alberta power prices that averaged $50 per megawatt hour in 2018 and contributed to the strong financial results. The company generated AFFO of $397 million that was at the high end of the target range of $360 million to $400 million and represented an increase of 10% from 2017.”

“For 2019, we are targeting a 22% increase in AFFO based on the midpoint of our $460 million to $510 million target range, primarily due to a full year of contributions from assets added in late 2018 and higher Alberta power prices, and remain on track to meet our target. We continue to be focused on growing contracted cash flows and have committed $500 million of capital for contracted growth to support a sustainable and growing dividend to our shareholders including a recent extension to 2021 for our 7% annual dividend growth guidance,” added Mr. Vaasjo.

The Company continued to be active with its Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) by purchasing and cancelling 0.8 million common shares at an average exercise price of $26.79 per share for a total cost of $21 million in the fourth quarter. In 2018, the Company purchased and cancelled 3.0 million common shares at an average exercise price of $25.28 per share for a total cost of $76 million. Under its TSX approved NCIB, the Company can purchase and cancel up to 9.3 million common shares during the one-year period ending February 20, 2019.

 Operational and Financial Highlights 1

 (unaudited)
Three months ended

December 31
Year ended

December 31
 (millions of dollars except per share and operational amounts)2018 2017 2018 2017 
 Electricity generation (Gigawatt hours) 5,406  4,839  20,229  17,194 
 Generation facility availability 94%  95%  95%  96% 
 Revenues and other income$335 $261 $1,394 $1,146 
 Adjusted EBITDA 2$113 $154 $646 $551 
 Net income (loss)$139 $(13) $267 $134 
 Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders of the Company$141 $(10) $274 $144 
 Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share$1.27 $(0.20) $2.25 $1.07 
 Normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders 2$34 $25 $124 $113 
 Normalized earnings per share 2$0.33 $0.24 $1.20 $1.12 
 Net cash flows from operating activities$133 $75 $450 $372 
 Adjusted funds from operations 2, 3$80 $94 $397 $361 
 Adjusted funds from operations per share 2$0.78 $0.90 $3.85 $3.58 
 Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other assets$114 $42 $355 $218 
 Dividends per common share, declared$0.4475 $0.4175 $1.730 $1.615 


 

1  The operational and financial highlights in this press release should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.
    
2  Earnings before net finance expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, impairments, foreign exchange gains or losses, finance expense and depreciation expense from its joint venture interests, and gains or losses on disposals (adjusted EBITDA), normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders, normalized earnings per share, adjusted funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations per share are non-GAAP financial measures and do not have standardized meanings under GAAP and are, therefore, unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other enterprises. See Non-GAAP Financial Measures.
    
3  Commencing with the Company’s March 31, 2018 quarter-end, the reported adjusted funds from operations measure was refined to better reflect the purpose of the measure (see Non-GAAP Financial Measures). The applicable comparable periods have been adjusted to conform to the current period’s presentation.
    

Significant Events
 

Disposal of interest in K2 Wind joint venture

On December 31, 2018, Capital Power completed the sale of its minority owned interest in K2 Wind to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure (Axium Consortium) for proceeds of $216 million. The Company received cash proceeds of $126 million on December 31, 2018 and $90 million in January 2019, which was recorded as trade and other receivables as at December 31, 2018. The Company recorded a pre-tax gain on disposal of joint venture of $159 million. The Company’s equity investment in K2 Wind immediately prior to disposal was $41 million and there was an accumulated loss of $16 million related to cash flow hedges of the K2 Wind equity investment, which was recorded within accumulated other comprehensive income. This loss was reclassified to net income upon close of the transaction and is reflected as a reduction within the gain on disposal disclosed above.

New Frontier Wind begins commercial operation

On December 21, 2018, New Frontier Wind, a 99 MW facility in McHenry County, North Dakota, began commercial operations. The construction of the facility was completed on-schedule and below its original project cost estimate of approximately $182 million (US$145 million). On December 31, 2018, Capital Power received approximately $125 million (US$92 million) in net tax equity financing from J.P. Morgan in exchange for Class A interests in a subsidiary of the Company.

Capital Power will operate New Frontier Wind under a 12-year fixed price contract with an investment grade U.S. financial institution covering 87% of the facility’s output. Under the contract, Capital Power will swap the market revenue from a fixed volume of New Frontier Wind’s generation for a fixed price payment over a 12-year term.

Acquisition of Arlington Valley

On September 6, 2018, the Company announced it entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the ownership interests in Arlington Valley, LLC, which owns the Arlington Valley facility (Arlington facility), a 580 megawatt (MW) combined cycle natural gas generation facility, from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and its co-investors. On November 30, 2018, the Company completed the acquisition of Arlington Valley for a total of $399 million (US$303 million), including preliminary working capital and other closing adjustments of $3 million (US$3 million). Capital Power financed the transaction using its credit facilities followed by permanent debt financing (see Subsequent Events).

The Arlington facility sells capacity and electricity to an investment grade load serving utility (credit ratings of A2/A- from Moody’s and S&P, respectively) under tolling agreements through 2025. The Arlington facility is adjacent to the Palo Verde hub allowing for additional capacity and energy to be sold into the Desert Southwest (DSW) or the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) wholesale markets during the months outside the summer tolling months.

The acquisition of the Arlington facility supports the Company’s U.S. growth strategy and fully meets the Company’s investment criteria. The Arlington facility is a well-positioned asset in the attractive DSW power market with growing demand and a low investment risk environment. In addition to meeting the Company’s expected return criteria, the investment contributes to the Company’s dividend growth strategy through immediate AFFO accretion supported by contracted cash flows to the end of 2025 with a high probability of re-contracting as confirmed through third-party market assessments.

The Arlington facility is expected to generate approximately US$62 million of adjusted EBITDA and US$44 million of AFFO in 2019 during the last year of its current toll. Subsequently, adjusted EBITDA averages US$35 million per year (ranging from US$32 million to US$38 million) and US$16 million of AFFO during the 6-year period from 2020 to 2025. Based on the expected financing, the 5-year average accretion for AFFO is expected to be $0.22 per share reflecting a 6% increase. The average accretion to earnings is expected to be $0.03 per share in the first 5 years, representing a 2% increase.

Dividend increase

On July 27, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors approved an increase of 7% in the annual dividend for holders of its common shares, from $1.67 per common share to $1.79 per common share. This increased common dividend commenced with the third quarter 2018 quarterly dividend payment on October 31, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 28, 2018.

Genesee contracted physical natural gas capacity

During the second quarter of 2018, Capital Power secured additional physical natural gas delivery capacity for the Genesee site. This capacity is expected to enable increased natural gas co-firing as early as 2020 and allows for full conversion to natural gas as early as 2020.

Genesee royalty rate agreement

During the second quarter, Capital Power entered into an agreement with Genesee Royalty Limited Partnership establishing a fixed royalty rate structure in place of the previous structure which was based on coal regulations from the 1980’s. The new structure provides improved royalty cost certainty in the future.

Investment in C2CNT

In May 2018, Capital Power acquired a 5% equity interest in C2CNT, a company that developed and is now testing at scale an innovative technology that captures and transforms carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful and high-value product called carbon nanotubes, for total consideration of $3.2 million (US$2.5 million). This technology will take CO2 from many sources including emissions from thermal power generation and other industrial processes and convert it into a carbon-based product that can be used in various industries. This investment in C2CNT supports Capital Power’s pursuit of innovative and leading-edge technology and approaches that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gases. Included with the acquisition is an option that may be elected prior to March 1, 2020 to increase the Company’s equity interest in C2CNT by an additional 20%.

Bloom Wind tax equity agreement amendment

As part of the enactment of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the resulting reduction in the U.S. Federal corporate tax rate (effective January 1, 2018), a change in tax law provision was triggered in the tax equity agreement for Bloom Wind. As a result, in May of 2018, the Company re-negotiated certain commercial terms within the tax equity agreement for Bloom Wind. The re-negotiated terms of the Bloom Wind tax equity agreement resulted in an interest rate increase on the tax equity financing balance. As well, a one-time reduction to the tax equity financing balance by $44 million (US$33 million) was recorded relating to additional tax benefits used by the tax equity partner. The overall impact of the re-negotiated terms of the tax-equity agreement resulted in a one-time, non-cash increase in net income after tax of $15 million (US$11 million). Under the re-negotiated tax equity agreement and considering the reduction in the U.S. Federal corporate tax rate, the Company has maintained its original expected returns for the project.

Completion of contracts for Cardinal Point Wind

On April 30, 2018, Capital Power announced that the construction of Cardinal Point Wind will proceed once all applicable regulatory approvals are received. Cardinal Point Wind is a 150 MW facility to be constructed in the McDonough and Warren Counties, Illinois, and is anticipated to cost between $289 million and $301 million (US$236 million to US$246 million). Commercial operation of the facility is expected in March of 2020. Capital Power will operate Cardinal Point Wind under a 12-year fixed price contract with an investment grade U.S. financial institution covering 85% of the facility’s output. Under the contract, Capital Power will swap the market revenue of the facility’s generation for a fixed price payment over a 12-year term. In addition, the Cardinal Point Wind project has secured 15-year, fixed-price Renewable Energy Credit (REC) contracts with three Illinois utilities. The REC and output contracts will secure long-term predictable revenues, allowing Cardinal Point Wind to secure renewable energy tax equity financing and provide Capital Power the opportunity to complete its third wind development project in the growing U.S. renewables market. 

Executive appointment

Consistent with the Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, during the second quarter of 2018, the Company named Senior Vice President, Kate Chisholm, its Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer, and sustainability was added to the Board of Directors’ mandate.

Subsequent Events

$300 million medium-term note issuance

On January 23, 2019, the Company issued $300 million of unsecured medium-term notes due in 2026 with interest payable semi-annually at 4.986% commencing on July 23, 2019. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to repay indebtedness under the Company’s credit facilities or for general corporate purposes.

Approval of normal course issuer bid

Subsequent to the end of 2018, the Toronto Stock Exchange approved Capital Power’s normal course issuer bid to purchase and cancel up to 9.0 million of its outstanding common shares during the one-year period from February 21, 2019 to February 20, 2020.

Analyst conference call and webcast

Capital Power will be hosting a conference call and live webcast with analysts on February 19, 2019 at 9:00 am (MT) to discuss the fourth quarter financial results. The conference call dial-in numbers are:

     (604) 638-5340 (Vancouver)

     (403) 351-0324 (Calgary)

     (416) 915-3239 (Toronto)

     (514) 375-0364 (Montreal)

     (800) 319-4610 (toll-free from Canada and USA)

Interested parties may also access the live webcast on the Company’s website at www.capitalpower.com with an archive of the webcast available following the conclusion of the analyst conference call.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The Company uses (i) earnings before net finance expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, impairments, foreign exchange gains or losses, finance expense and depreciation expense from its joint venture interests, and gains or losses on disposals (adjusted EBITDA), (ii) adjusted funds from operations, (iii) adjusted funds from operations per share (iv) normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders, and (v) normalized earnings per share as financial performance measures.

These terms are not defined financial measures according to GAAP and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP and, therefore, are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other enterprises. These measures should not be considered alternatives to net income, net income attributable to shareholders of the Company, net cash flows from operating activities or other measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Rather, these measures are provided to complement GAAP measures in the analysis of the Company’s results of operations from management’s perspective.

Adjusted EBITDA

Capital Power uses adjusted EBITDA to measure the operating performance of facilities and categories of facilities from period to period. Management believes that a measure of facility operating performance is more meaningful if results not related to facility operations such as impairments, foreign exchange gains or losses and gains or losses on disposals are excluded from the adjusted EBITDA measure.

A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income is as follows:

(unaudited, $ millions)Year ended

December 31
  Three months ended 
 2018 2017  Dec

2018
 Sep

2018
 Jun

2018
 Mar

2018
 Dec

2017
 Sep

2017
 Jun

2017
 Mar

2017
 
Revenues and other income1,394 1,146  335 389 363 307 261 346 201 338 
Energy purchases and fuel, other

  raw materials and operating

  charges, staff costs and

  employee benefits expense, and

  other administrative expense
(799)(650) (233)(261)(152)(153)(125)(198)(119)(208)
Adjusted EBITDA from joint

  ventures 1
51 55  11 10 12 18 18 10 14 13 
Adjusted EBITDA646 551  113 138 223 172 154 158 96 143 
Depreciation and amortization(300)(271) (77)(74)(74)(75)(72)(74)(65)(60)
Impairments- (83) - - - - - (83)- - 
Gain on disposal of joint venture

  (see Significant Events)
159 -  159 - - - - - - - 
Foreign exchange gain (loss)10 28  6 (2)3 3 (4)21 9 2 
Net finance expense(123)(108) (33)(28)(29)(33)(32)(31)(25)(20)
Finance expense and depreciation

  expense from joint ventures 1
  (32)  (24) (10)(7)(8)(7)(13)(6)(2)(3)
Income tax (expense) recovery (93) 41  (19)(8)(47)(19)(46)8 94 (15)
Net income (loss) 267 134  139 19 68 41   (13)(7)107 47 
                      
Net income (loss) attributable to:                      
Non-controlling interests(7)(10) (2)(1)(2)(2)(3)(2)(2)(3)
Shareholders of the Company274 144  141 20 70 43 (10)(5)109 50 
Net income (loss) 267 134  139 19 68 41 (13)(7)107 47 

1          Total income from joint ventures as per the Company’s consolidated statements of income.


 

Adjusted funds from operations and adjusted funds from operations per share

The Company uses adjusted funds from operations as a measure of the Company’s ability to generate cash from its current operating activities to fund growth capital expenditures, debt repayments and common share dividends to the Company’s shareholders. Commencing with the Company’s March 31, 2018 quarter-end, the Company made several adjustments to its adjusted funds from operations measure to better reflect the purpose of the measure. These changes included the following:

  • The reduction for sustaining capital expenditures historically included costs associated with the Company’s Genesee performance standard project. These costs have been considered further and given that the intent of this project is to improve efficiency of the facility, management considers these costs to be growth in nature, and hence they should not be considered sustaining capital expenditures that would be deducted in the adjusted funds from operations measure.


     
  • In prior periods, there has been an addback included for Part VI.1 preferred dividend tax impacts which effectively contemplated the associated tax deduction related to preferred share dividends that reduced current tax payable. Upon further consideration, since that deduction offsets the cash tax payable related to Part VI.1 preferred dividend taxes, the cash effects of the preferred dividend tax impacts should offset. The remaining impact to adjusted funds from operations should therefore be the current income tax expense without any adjustment pertaining to preferred dividend tax impacts.


     
  • Historically, the impacts of tax equity financing structures on adjusted funds from operations have been insignificant. With the commencement of commercial operations of Bloom Wind in 2017, management has revisited the flow of these operations through the adjusted funds from operations metric. Similar to the treatment of joint venture interests, the treatment of assets under tax equity financing structures has been adjusted to reflect the Company’s share of the adjusted funds from operations of these assets within consolidated adjusted funds from operations. To give effect to this change, the deduction for net finance expense now excludes non-cash implicit interest expense pertaining to tax equity financing structures. However, a deduction is made to remove the tax equity project investors’ respective shares of the adjusted funds from operations of the assets under tax equity financing structures, as determined by their shares of the distributable cash of the respective operations.

Comparative figures have been restated to reflect the above refinements to the adjusted funds from operations metric.

Adjusted funds from operations represents net cash flows from operating activities adjusted to include net finance expense and current income tax expense and exclude changes in operating working capital and distributions received from the Company’s joint venture interests. Net finance expense and current income tax expense are included as the timing of cash receipts and payments of interest and income taxes and the resulting cash basis amounts are not comparable from period to period. Changes in operating working capital are excluded from adjusted funds from operations as the timing of cash receipts and payments also affects the period-to-period comparability. Distributions received from the Company’s joint venture interests are excluded as the distributions are calculated after the effect of joint venture debt payments, which are not considered operating activities. Adjusted funds from operations is reduced by the tax equity financing project investors’ shares of adjusted funds from operations associated with assets under tax equity financing structures to ensure that only the Company’s share is reflected in the overall metric. Adjusted funds from operations also excludes the impact of fair value changes in certain unsettled derivative financial instruments that are charged or credited to the Company’s bank margin account held with a specific exchange counterparty. Adjusted funds from operations is reduced by sustaining capital expenditures and preferred share dividends and adjusted to include the Company’s share of the adjusted funds from operations of its joint venture interests and cash from coal compensation that will be received annually.

Commencing with the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company began presenting adjusted funds from operations per share. This metric is determined by applying adjusted funds from operations to the weighted average number of common shares used in the calculation of basic, diluted and normalized earnings per share.

A reconciliation of net cash flows from operating activities to adjusted funds from operations is as follows:

(unaudited, $ millions)Year ended

December 31
 
 Three months ended

December 31

 
 
 2018 2017 2018 2017 
Net cash flows from operating activities per consolidated statements

  of cash flows
450 372 133 75 
Add (deduct) items included in calculation of net cash flows from

 operating activities per consolidated statements of cash flows:
        
  Interest paid96 81 26 26 
  Change in fair value of derivatives reflected as cash settlement  (21)  5   (5)  (1)
  Distributions received from joint ventures(30)(27)(6)(5)
  Miscellaneous financing charges paid 16 5 2 1 
  Income taxes paid2 2 - - 
  Change in non-cash operating working capital43 40   (19)  40 
 96 106 (2)61 
Net finance expense 2(97)(92)(25)(27)
Current income tax expense(18)(16)(3)(5)
Sustaining capital expenditures 3(79)(59)(25)(13)
Preferred share dividends paid(41)(35)(11)(10)
Cash received from coal compensation50 50 - - 
Remove tax equity interests’ respective shares of adjusted funds from

  operations
(7)(5)(2)(1)
Adjusted funds from operations from joint ventures43 40 15 14 
Adjusted funds from operations397 361 80 94 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (millions)103.0 100.7 102.3 104.3 
Adjusted funds from operations per share ($)3.85 3.58 0.78 0.90 


 

1  Included in other cash items on the consolidated statements of cash flows to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities.
    
2  Excludes unrealized changes on interest rate derivative contracts, amortization, accretion charges and non-cash implicit interest on tax equity investment structures.
    
3  Includes sustaining capital expenditures net of partner contributions of $8 million and $9 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
    

Normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders and normalized earnings per share
 

The Company uses normalized earnings attributable to common shareholders and normalized earnings per share to measure performance by period on a comparable basis. Normalized earnings per share is based on earnings (loss) used in the calculation of basic earnings (loss) per share according to GAAP and adjusted for items that are not reflective of performance in the period such as unrealized fair value changes, impairment charges, unusual tax adjustments, gains and losses on disposal of assets or unusual contracts, and foreign exchange gain or loss on the revaluation of U.S. dollar denominated debt. The adjustments, shown net of tax, consist of unrealized fair value changes on financial instruments that are not necessarily indicative of future actual realized gains or losses, non-recurring gains or losses, or gains or losses reflecting corporate structure decisions.


 

(unaudited, $ millions except per

share amounts and number of

common shares)
Year ended

December 31
Three months ended
   
   
           
 2018 2017Dec

2018
Sep

2018
Jun

2018
Mar

2018
Dec

2017
Sep

2017
Jun

2017
Mar

2017
Basic earnings (loss) per share ($)2.251.071.270.100.570.32(0.20)(0.13)1.030.44
Net income (loss) attributable to

  shareholders of the Company

  per Consolidated Statements of

  Income (loss)
274144141207043(10)(5)10950
Preferred share dividends including

Part VI.1 tax
(42)(36)(11)(10)(11)(10)(11)(9)(8)(8)
Earnings (loss) attributable to

  common shareholders
232108130105933(21)(14)10142
Unrealized changes in fair value of

  derivatives 1
67(1)3526(19)2514(31)23(7)
Gain on disposal of joint venture

  (see Significant Events)
(134)-(134)-------
Non-Cash tax equity adjustment (see

  Significant Events)
(15)---(15)-----
Realized foreign exchange (gain)

  loss on settlement of foreign

  currency derivative instruments
(29)12---(29)-12--
Asset held for sale accounting

  treatment of K2 Wind
3-3-------
Income tax adjustment----(2)2----
Impairments-53-----53--
Unrealized foreign exchange loss

  (gain) on revaluation of U.S. dollar

  denominated debt
-30----(1)44(12)(1)
Realized foreign exchange gain on

  revaluation of U.S. dollar

  denominated debt
-(36)----(1)(35)--
Recognition of U.S. deferred tax

  assets related to non-capital

  losses
-(86)------(86)-
Provision for Line Loss Rule

  Proceeding
-7----7---
U.S. tax reform rate decrease-31----31---
Success fee received related to

  development project
-(3)----(3)---
Release of tax liability on foreign

  domiciled investment
-(2)----(1)--(1)
Normalized earnings attributable

  to common shareholders
1241133436233125292633
Weighted average number of

  common shares outstanding

  (millions)
103.0100.7102.3102.4103.1104.2104.3104.198.196.3
Normalized earnings per share ($)1.201.120.330.350.220.300.240.280.270.34


 

1   Includes impacts of the interest rate non-hedge held by one of the Company’s joint ventures and recorded within income from joint ventures on the Company’s statements of income.
    

Forward-looking Information

Forward-looking information or statements included in this press release are provided to inform the Company’s shareholders and potential investors about management’s assessment of Capital Power’s future plans and operations. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The forward-looking information in this press release is generally identified by words such as will, anticipate, believe, plan, intend, target, and expect or similar words that suggest future outcomes.

Material forward-looking information in this press release includes disclosures regarding 2019 targets, including the AFFO guidance range and targeted capital commitments, future dividend growth, expectations pertaining to the construction cost and commercial operations date for Cardinal Point Wind and expectations pertaining to the acquisition of Arlington Valley (see Significant Events). Such expectations around the Arlington Valley acquisition include impacts of the acquisition on adjusted funds from operations, adjusted funds from operations per share and adjusted EBITDA and the re-contracting of the Arlington Valley facility.

These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate including its review of purchased businesses and assets. The material factors and assumptions used to develop these forward-looking statements relate to: (i) electricity, other energy and carbon prices, (ii) performance, (iii) business prospects (including potential re-contracting opportunities) and opportunities including expected growth and capital projects, (iv) status of and impact of policy, legislation and regulations, (v) effective tax rates, and (vi) anticipated performance of the acquired Arlington Valley facility (see Significant Events).

Whether actual results, performance or achievements will conform to the Company’s expectations and predictions is subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Such material risks and uncertainties are: (i) changes in electricity prices in markets in which the Company operates, (ii) changes in energy commodity market prices and use of derivatives, (iii) regulatory and political environments including changes to environmental, financial reporting, market structure and tax legislation, (iv) generation facility availability and performance including maintenance of equipment, (v) ability to fund current and future capital and working capital needs, (vi) acquisitions and developments including timing and costs of regulatory approvals and construction, (vii) changes in market prices and availability of fuel, (viii) ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Arlington Valley acquisition, (ix) limitations inherent in the Company’s review of acquired assets and (x) changes in general economic and competitive conditions. See Risks and Risk Management in the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018, prepared as of February 15, 2019, for further discussion of these and other risks.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the specified approval date. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations:                                               Investor Relations:

Katherine Perron                                                Randy Mah

(780) 392-5335                                                   (780) 392-5305 or (866) 896-4636 (toll-free)

kperron@capitalpower.com                                investor@capitalpower.com

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Source: Capital Power Corporation

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