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Invenergy inaugurates Roncevaux wind farm in Canada

Published 08 June 2017

Invenergy has inaugurated the 74.8MW Roncevaux wind farm located in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region in the MRC d’Avignon, about 500 km north-east of Québec City in Canada.

The wind farm consists of 34 General Electric GE 2.2-107 turbines and it is the result of a partnership between Invenergy, the Re´gie intermunicipale de l’e´nergie Gaspe´sie– I^les-de-la-Madeleine and E´nergie E´olienne Bas-Saint-Laurent S.E.N.C.

Electricity generated from the wind farm will be purchased by Hydro-Que´bec Distribution under a 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA).

Invenergy is a partner of the Re´gie in the Alliance éolienne de l’Est.

The wind farm will have a staff of six full-time employees. It is located adjacent to Invenergy’s existing Le Plateau, Le Plateau 2 and Des Moulins Phase 2 wind farms, which produce a total of 181MW of clean energy.

Invenergy Project Development executive vice president Bryan Schueler said: “We’re excited to celebrate this milestone for Roncevaux together with our local community partners.

“This was a unique project for us with an aggressive timeline, but thanks to the strong partnerships with Re´gie intermunicipale de l’e´nergie Gaspe´sie– I^les-de-la-Madeleine and E´nergie E´olienne Bas-Saint-Laurent, we were able to accomplish our goals for making Roncevaux operational shortly after we completed financing.”

Énergie Éolienne Bas-St-Lauren chairman Michel Lagacé said: “The inauguration of the Roncevaux project today is a result of our successful partnership with Gaspésiens and Invenergy and represents a breath of fresh air for the RCMs, the Maliseet First Nation of Viger and our 200,000 citizen-shareholders who will have access to significant profits for the next 25 years.”

This project will add to Invenergy and its affiliate companies’ total developed portfolio of 15.9GW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar natural gas-fired power generation and energy storage projects.

Image: Invenergy begins operations of 74.8MW wind farm in Québec, Canada. Photo: Courtesy of Invenergy LLC.