Mr. Martin Cooper reports
THE CITY OF ELLIOT LAKE EXTENDS EXCLUSIVE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH PELE MOUNTAIN
Pele Mountain Resources Inc. has signed a sustainable energy development agreement with the City of Elliot Lake, Ont. Under terms of the agreement, Pele is appointed, on an exclusive basis, to be the developer of energy and energy-storage projects on city lands until May 1, 2020.
The agreement essentially provides a two-year extension of the previous sustainable energy development agreement between Elliot Lake and Pele, which expired yesterday.
As before, the agreement sets out a framework for negotiating and entering into a mutually beneficial long-term energy-services agreement to increase Elliot Lake's energy efficiency and to facilitate growth and diversification of the city's economy.
However, in sharp contrast to the time frame of the prior agreement, there are now significant development projects under discussion and being planned by Elliot Lake in conjunction with Samsung Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Samsung C&T Corp.'s investment and trading group, and a leading project developer specializing in renewable energy and infrastructure serving utilities, industry, and communities.
Publicly available details regarding Elliot Lake's development objectives can be found on the media page of Pele's website. The agreement will pertain to these development objectives.
Elliot Lake Mayor Dan Marchisella stated: "Pele has been a responsible corporate citizen here since 2005, demonstrating a strong commitment to our community. Furthermore, beginning in 2015, Pele has initiated and participated in dynamic, forward-thinking conversations regarding possibilities for renewable energy, energy storage, and reduced dependence on the regional power grid in Elliot Lake. As these conversations, which have featured key introductions, move toward a more advanced stage, we are pleased to extend this agreement with Pele."
Martin Cooper, interim president and chief executive officer of Pele, stated, "We are very pleased with the extension of the agreement and look forward to working with the city and its partners to further explore and pursue opportunities for renewable energy and energy storage, with a longer-term goal of developing community-wide smart-grid infrastructure in Elliot Lake."
About Pele Mountain Resources
Pele Mountain is focused on the development of renewable energy projects in Northern Ontario as well as mineral resource interests in Northern Ontario. Management continues to seek out new strategic opportunities to enhance shareholder value.
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