Following the government of Québec issuance of the decree authorizing the construction and operation of Mont-Rothery, EDF EN Canada Inc., a unit of EDF Energies Nouvelles, today announced that the construction phase of the 74 MW Mont-Rothery wind power project has commenced.
Mont-Rothery Wind Project, consisting of 37 wind turbines supplied by Senvion, is expected to be placed into service at the end of 2015. The wind farm will be located on public lands in the MRC of Haute-Gaspésie and MRC of Côte-de-Gaspé. Under the project, these MRCs will share a combined royalty payment of $163,260 annually. Construction Energie Renouvelable has been selected as the contractor to implement the project.
Mont-Rothery represents the final project of the seven awarded to EDF EN Canada in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Québec Distribution’s call for tenders to commence construction. The company portfolio of projects represents 1 GW in Quebec. By the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada will have placed into service 1,374 MW of wind and solar in Canada and created employment opportunities for over 1,500 people in the development and construction phase. The wind energy facilities installed in Québec alone total an investment of over $2 billion.