Construction starts on 15-MW Moose Lake wind project

Boralex (TSX:BLX) and Aeolis Wind Power are scheduled to start construction July 18 on the 15-MW Moose Lake wind project that will be located in British Columbia,  Boralex said in a July 14 news release.

The project, located 24 kilometres north-west of Tumbler Ridge near Highway 29, will have 4 turbines with a total capacity of 15 MW and will create approximately 40 jobs during its one-year construction phase.

The Moose Lake, which represents a C$70m investment, completed an environmental impact assessment and received a General Area Licence of Occupation in September 2014. The Project subsequently received a Standing Offer Program Electricity Purchase Agreement from BC Hydro in December 2015.

Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. The company describes itself as a leader in the Canadian market and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power.

Boralex said in its May 11 earnings report that it is about to start construction on several new wind projects in Ontario and British Columbia.

The Moose Lake project is unrelated to the project called “Tumbler Ridge,” which is owned by another company, said a Boralex spokesperson.

The Project will interconnect to the BC Hydro grid at the Meikle Terminal Station (MKT).

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