EDF EN Canada announced Dec. 9 the commissioning of the 74-MW Mont-Rothery wind project in Quebec.
This project is made up of 37 turbines of 2 MW each supplied by Senvion. Project construction commenced in 2014 and it reached commercial operation on Dec. 1, 2015. Electricity will be delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
Located on public lands in the MRC of Haute-Gaspésie and MRC of Côte-de-Gaspé, Mont-Rothery Wind Project represents an investment of C$160 million. The project employed over 200 workers during peak construction.
“Throughout the development and construction phases, EDF EN Canada has worked hand in hand with the host community and elected officials of the region. The project is a practical example of our company’s philosophy in action – achieving sustainable development through cooperation and harmonious relations with our host communities,” said Al Kurzenhauser, Chief Operating Officer for EDF EN Canada.
Alex Couture, Director of Generation for EDF EN Canada added: “We extend a special thanks to Mr. Gaétan Lelièvre, deputy of Gaspé, Ms. Délisca Ritchie-Roussy, the mayor of Murdochville and the prefect of the MRC of Côté-de-Gaspé, as well as Mr. Allen Cormier, the prefect of the MRC of Haute -Gaspésie. We are grateful for the spirit of partnership and for the confidence they have showed since the first steps of Mont-Rothery development. We look forward to many years of continued collaboration and success with them.”
By the end of 2017, EDF EN Canada will have placed in service 1,599 MW of wind and solar projects in Canada.
EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a market leader in renewable energy, with more than 1,300 MW of wind and solar power facilities in service or under construction. Headquartered in Toronto and Montreal, EDF EN Canada employs an integrated approach to project development covering all aspects from conception to commissioning through to generation and long term operations.