Quebec approves 350MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm
The Government of Quebec has accorded its approval to EDF EN Canada for the development of 350MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind project.
The project will be constructed in two phases with a capital expenditure of $800m.
Located in the unorganized territory (UT) of Lac-Pikauba, the first 150MW phase to be commissioned by December 2014.
The second phase of the project, with 200MW capacity, will be commissioned towards the end of 2015.
REpower Systems has been selected for the supply of wind turbines while LM Wind Power will supply the blades.
The towers will be produced at Marmen's Matane plant with SEG Woodward handling the electrical convertors.
EDF EN Canada COO Al Kurzenhauser remarked that the approval from the government provided the required confidence for the company to place the equipment orders.
According to the company, when complete, the project will be the largest wind facility in Canada under a single power purchase agreement.