Wind unit in Quebec sees new 131-MW phase go online

Boralex Limited and Gaz Metro Limited Partnership along with Valener said Nov. 28 that the first 131-MW phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms Parks wind project in Quebec began operating on schedule.

The first 62 turbines are feeding electricity into the grid. In a few days, the commercial operation of an additional 141-MW will be added nearby completing the realization of the most important phase of Wind Farms Lordship Beaupré, the firms said in a news release.

The Quebec project can supply electricity to 50,000 Quebec households. The project represents a C$750m investment, officials said.

The Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, with a total contracted capacity of 365 MW, are, as of today, one of the largest wind power projects in development in Canada.

The first phase of 272 MW (Farms 2 & 3), and the second phase of 68 MW (Farm 4), which is expected to start operating in late 2014, represents the projects of the Boralex and Gaz Métro-Valener consortium. In addition, the 25 MW Côte-de-Beaupré wind farm built in partnership by Boralex and the Côte-de-Beaupré RCM is expected to start up in 2015.

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