EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, announced Oct. 21 that the government of Quebec has issued a decree authorizing the construction and operation of the 24.6-MW La Mitis Community Wind Project.
The project is located in the unorganized territory Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC de La Mitis administrative region of the Bas-St-Laurent. It will consist of 12 turbines supplied by REpower Systems SE. Construction is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2014 with commissioning expected in the fall of 2014.
“EDF Energies Nouvelles welcomes with great pride the government decree authorizing the construction and operation of La Mitis Community Wind Project. We sincerely thank the Government of Quebec for its permission to proceed with this innovative project,” said Alex Couture, Director of Project Development for EDF EN Canada.
Couture added: “We share ownership of this project with Energie renouvelable de la Mitis who invest in a proportion of 30%.”
Hydro-Québec Distribution awarded EDF EN Canada two wind projects in December 2010 as a result of the 2009 Hydro-Québec call for tenders, which was focused on community projects. In total, EDF EN Canada will have developed and built 1,003.2 MW of wind facilities in Quebec by the end of 2015.