- Category: Onshore Wind
22 Jan 2013
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:42
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Two 150 megawatt wind projects are now delivering 300 MW of clean power in Quebec.
The Massif du Sud Wind Project and the Lac Alfred Phase 1 Wind Project of EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, represent a combined investment of close to $700 million.
Power from these projects is being sold to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Massif du Sud is located in the municipalities of Saint-Luc-de-Bellechasse and Saint-Magloire in the MRC des Etchemins and in the municipalities of Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Buckland and Saint-Philemon in the MRC de Bellachasse.
The Lac Alfred Phase 1 is in the municipalities of Saint-Cleophas, Sainte-Irene, Saint-Zenon-du-Lac-Humqui and the unorganized territory of Lac Alfred in the MRC de La Matapedia and in the municipality of La Redemption and UT Lac-a-La-Croix in the MRC de La Mitis.
EDF EN Canada is currently construction Lac Alfred Phase 2 which will add an additional 150 MW of generation capacity. Phase 2 has an expected operational date of December 2013.
Both the Massif du Sud and Lac Alfred Phase 1 projects use 75 wind turbines each from REpower and are made with regionally manufactured blades, towers and converters. Construction created more than 600 jobs and operations and maintenance will create around 20-30 permanent positions.
They are two of the seven wind energy projects that were awarded to the company in 2009 and 2010 through the Hydro-Quebec Distribution call for tenders.
By the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada will have developed and built all seven projects for a total of 1,003.2 MW of power in Quebec. – EcoSeed Staff