Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 7, 2012 — TransCanada Corp. completed the Quebec-based Gros-Morne wind farm, the final phase of Cartier Wind Energy. Gros-Morne was officially commissioned early on the morning of November 6, 2012.
This emission-free wind farm was completed one month ahead of schedule and can produce up to 111 MW of renewable energy, enough to meet the needs of over 20,000 Quebec homes every year.
The five phases of Cartier Wind Energy has a total capacity of 590 MW, enough to meet the needs of more than 100,000 Quebec homes. All of the power produced by the project is sold to Hydro-Quebec under 20-year power purchase agreements. Cartier is the largest wind farm in Canada and is owned by TransCanada Corp. (62 percent) and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (38 percent).
Today, more than one-third of TransCanada's power portfolio comes from renewable or emissions-free energy sources. In total, TransCanada generates about 10,900 MW of electricity for hundreds of thousands of businesses, institutions and households throughout North America.