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EDF EN Canada commences operations at 300MW wind projects in Quebec

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 January 2013

EDF Energies Nouvelles subsidiary, EDF EN Canada has commenced commercial operations at two wind projects in Quebec with a combined installed capacity of 300MW.

The two projects, 150MW Massif du Sud and the 150MW phase one of the Lac Alfred Wind Project, were developed by the company at a cumulative cost of $700m.

EDF EN Canada COO Al Kurzenhauser remarked that the completion the project was due to the combined efforts its partners - REpower, CER, and Borea.

Each of the plants employ 75 REpower wind turbines with local utility Hydro-Quebec expected to purchase their combined output under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

EDF EN Canada project development director Alex Couture added, "Throughout the 20-year contract with Hydro-Quebec, the municipalities concerned by these projects will receive a combined annual contribution of over $600,000."

Operations of the projects will be undertaken by the operations and maintenance arm of the company, EDF Renewable Services Canada.