Innergex submits eight community wind farm projects
Innergex Renewable Energy has submitted eight wind farm development projects, in partnership with local organizations and municipalities. These new wind energy projects were submitted in response to a call for tenders issued by Hydro-Québec Distribution for the purchase of 250 MW resulting from community projects and represent 24.6 MW in potential installed capacity each, with in-service dates beginning December 2013.
Municipalities or local organizations will hold interests of between 30% and 50% of the respective wind farm projects, says the company, which will be located in the following municipalities: Ste-Louise (MRC de l'Islet), Matane (MRC de Matane), TNO de Picard (MRC de Kamouraska), Ville de Gaspé (MRC de la Côte-de-Gaspé), Ville de Métis-sur-Mer (MRC de La Mitis), St-Séverin (MRC Robert-Cliche), St-Paul-de-la-Croix and St-Épiphane, and St-Antonin (MRC de Rivière-du-Loup).
“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the local communities in response to this Hydro-Québec call for tenders,” said Michel Letellier, president and CEO of Innergex. “This provides us an opportunity to contribute to local economic development by participating in promising initiatives.”
Innergex has ownership interests in three wind farms currently in operation. These facilities, located in L'Anse-à-Valleau, Baie-des-Sables and Carleton (in the Gaspé region), represent 121 MW of net installed capacity. Three additional Innergex wind farms—Gros Morne (Phases I and II) and Montagne-Sèche—are also under construction and, upon completion, will account for 103 MW of net installed capacity.
For more information on the company, go to www.innergex.com.
July 10, 2010 By John Gilson
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