Boralex, others mark startup of 23.5-MW wind project in Quebec

Boralex Inc. and Témiscouata Regional County Municipality (RCM) announced Dec. 3 the on-schedule commercial commissioning of the first 23.5 MW from the Témiscouata wind farms in Quebec.

“The Témiscouata I community wind power project is promising from both an environmental and economic perspective. To date, the two wind farms under construction have generated more than $6 million in direct economic spin-offs in Témiscouata as well as a host of indirect benefits,” noted Témiscouata RCM Warden Guylaine Sirois.

“After many years of solid work by the RCM and Boralex teams, we are proud that the first 10 turbines are supplying green energy to Québec’s power grid. Concluding now this important step is proof that we are working, for our first municipal project, with quality partners, and we look forward with confidence to continuing a long-term relationship with them to operate and develop the site,” stated Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire.

Involved companies in the project included: Hamel Construction, the contractor responsible for construction of the roads and the collector systems; Electro-Saguenay, the contractor responsible for the substation; and Enercon, the maker of the 10 wind turbines.

Work on the Témiscouata II wind farm, with a capacity of 51.7 MW, is also progressing well, with the roads and the foundations completed on the initial schedule. Commissioning of this additional capacity is slated for late 2015.

The Témiscouata regional county municipality (RCM) is an organization that oversees land development, town planning, environmental protection, and regional, cultural, social and community development.

Boralex is a power producer whose core business is dedicated to the development and the operation of renewable energy power stations. Boralex’s shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB, respectively.