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Rurelec PLC
13 December 2013

13 December 2013                                                          

Rurelec PLC

("Rurelec" or "the Company")


Rurelec Wins All Three Hydroelectric Power Purchase Agreements

Submitted In Peruvian Competitive Tender



Rurelec PLC (AIM: RUR), the owner, operator and developer of power generation capacity internationally, today announces that its Cascade Hydro subsidiary has been awarded three new power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Peru totaling 30 MW under the Subasta RER Peruvian Government competitive tendering process. This was the maximum award for which Cascade submitted offers under the Subasta RER process and represents a complete vindication of Rurelec's bidding strategy of entering three high priced bids into the tender.


The award follows a recent change in policy by Rurelec to take a more active role in expanding the Group's presence in renewable energy. Earlier this year, Rurelec increased its stake to 100 per cent ownership of Cascade Hydro by buying out minority shareholders.


The successful bids were submitted so as to achieve a range of US$58 to US$60 per MWh for electricity generated in Cascade's three new plants, to be constructed at Colca, Huasicancha and Chilcay in the Province of Junin.


Commenting on the agreement, Peter Earl, CEO of Rurelec said:


"I am pleased that the Subasta RER tender has resulted in financial benefit for Rurelec shareholders.  This is a crucial step in the development of Rurelec's new portfolio of renewable power plants in Latin America at a time when the Pacific Alliance is leading the way towards the protection of new foreign investment in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.  This is yet another step towards building a diversified portfolio of power capacity to replace the power plants nationalised in Bolivia in 2010."



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For further information please contact:


Peter Earl, CEO, Rurelec PLC

Ana Ribeiro, Head of Communications


Tel: 020 7793 5610

Paul Shackleton, Daniel Stewart & Company Plc


Tel: 020 7776 6550

Guy Peters, XCAP Securities


Tel: 020 7101 7070



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