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The North Bay Power Plant on the city's northern edge has been mothballed. File photo by Chris Dawson.

Atlantic Power Corporation has issued a clarification regarding the status of plans for its North Bay and Kapuskasing power plants.:

The Company says it is marketing both of the North Bay and Kapuskasing sites "to a range of potential customers or alternate users of the sites."

"On Tuesday there was a North Bay City Council hearing to consider the Company's application for a change in zoning for the North Bay plant, which would allow for a broader range of possible uses for the site," it says in a news release." At the hearing, although the town planning official reported accurately on the Company's plans for the site, a consultant for the Company incorrectly indicated that the Company had a data center tenant for the North Bay site. This comment was also reported by local press the following day.  The Company wishes to correct this misstatement by the consultant by indicating that it does not have any agreements in place or any prospective agreements for either the North Bay or Kapuskasing plants.  Although its marketing efforts are continuing, discussions have not progressed beyond an initial stage.  The Company has no plans to re-start operations at either plant in the near term." 

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Atlantic Power is an independent power producer that owns power generation assets in nine states in the United States and two provinces in Canada.