Two companies have been awarded the development of wind power projects about 60 km north-east of Quebec City. Boralex Inc. and Gaz Metro Limited Partnership will take on Hydro-Quebec‘s two wind power projects totaling 272 megawatts of energy.
These two wind farms, located on the private property of Seminaire de Quebec, will be operational by the end of 2013 at the latest. The Seigneurie de Beaupre, host of the Consortium projects, gives them distinctive advantages. In fact, it offers exceptional wind fields due to the quality of the wind itself.
The Consortium has teamed up with Enercon, a world-renowned leading manufacturer in the wind power sector. Enercon plans on opening a factory of high quality wind power components in Quebec. Boralex already benefits from Enercon’s expertise. More than half of Boralex’s wind power installations operate with Enercon’s technology.
Boralex is a major private electricity producer that operates power stations run on renewable energy. Gaz Metro is operates in New England through Vermont Gas Systems, the sole natural gas distributor in Vermont, and Green Mountain Power Corporation, the second largest electricity distributor in that State.