Boralex Inc. ("Boralex"), Gaz Métro Limited Partnership ("Gaz Métro") and Valener Inc. ("Valener") confirm the commercial commissionning of an additional 141 MW at the Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms, thus completing the first phase of 272 MW at the wind farm.
These 141 MW (64 turbines) are in addition to the 131 MW (62 turbines) commissioned on November 28, 2009, and will allow the 126 turbines of the Quebec consortium's 272 MW Phase I to supply the Quebec power grid for the next 20 years.
Highlights of the 272 MW first phase of the Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms :
50,000 Quebec homes will be able to receive electricity annually
1.5 million hours of work will be required to build the 126 turbines
750 million in investments, including $360 million in Quebec and $145 million in the Capitale-Nationale region
More than 30 local companies in the Côte-de-Beaupré region participated in the construction of the 272 MW Phase I
In 2014, the 68 MW of Phase II should be commissioned and in 2015, the 25
MW of the community project should be added to the wind site, one of the largest in
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Seigneurie de Beaupré: www.seigneuriedebeaupre.com