Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality (RCM) and Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) on Nov. 19 announced the commercial commissioning of the Côte-de-Beaupré community wind farm project.
This 23.5-MW project is located on the private lands of the Seigneurie de Beaupré, in the Côte-de-Beaupré region, Québec. It is covered by a 20-year contract with Hydro-Québec.
Patrick Lemaire, Boralex President and CEO, said that “the experience gained from the construction of the previous Seigneurie de Beaupré development phases made optimal completion of the community wind farm project possible, in addition to its commissioning two weeks ahead of schedule.”
The 23.5 MW Côte-de-Beaupré wind farm, whose ownership is shared by Côte‑de‑Beaupré RCM (49%) and Boralex (51%), is part of Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, with total contracted capacity of 365 MW. That makes it one of Canada’s largest wind power projects to date. The 272-MW Phase I, commissioned in late 2013, and 68-MW Phase II, commissioned in late 2014, are Boralex and Gaz Métro | Valener consortium projects.
Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, it is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar.