EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has announced that the second phase of the Lac-Alfred Wind Project (150MW) in Quebec was declared for commercial operation on August 31.
Lac-Alfred represents one of the seven wind energy projects in total awarded to the company in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Quebec Distribution calls for tenders. By the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada will have developed and built a total of 1,003.2 MW in the province.
The Lac-Alfred Wind Project is located in the municipalities of Saint-Cléophas, Sainte-Irène, Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui and the unorganized territory (UT) of Lac Alfred in the MRC de La Matapédia and in the municipality of La Rédemption and UT Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC de La Mitis. The 300MW project was constructed in two phases, 150MW each, comprising of a total of 150 wind turbines supplied by REpower and made with regionally-manufactured blades, towers and converters. Lac-Alfred Phase 1 was commissioned in January 2013.
The project created more than 350 jobs during the construction phase, and will provide 15 permanent operations and maintenance jobs. Enbridge Inc., participates in Lac-Alfred (phase 1 and phase 2) as a co-owner through a 50 percent investment.
EDF EN Canada Inc.’s operation and maintenance affiliate, EDF Renewable Services Inc. will provide long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) services. Hydro-Quebec will buy the power under 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA).
For more information, visit www.edf-en.ca.