MONTREAL, Québec (Dec. 17, 2014) : EDF Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, is pleased to announce the commissioning of Rivière-du-Moulin Phase 1 (150 MW). Once completed Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project will be the largest wind energy facility in Canada at 350 MW total under a single Power Purchase Agreement.
Located in the unorganized territory (UT) of Lac-Pikauba in the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of Charlevoix and the UT of Lac-Ministuk in the RCM of Fjord-du–Saguenay, the wind farm is being developed in two phases: the first phase of 150 MW reached commissioning on November 27, 2014. The second phase of 200 MW is scheduled for commissioning by December 2015. For achieving the first phase, the project created more than 585 jobs during the peak of the construction phase.
“For several years we have worked closely with the local communities, represented by the First Nations and the Charlevoix and RCM Fjord-du-Saguenay, in order to develop a wind project that respects their concerns and environment, in addition to being economically beneficial. Of the seven wind farms that make up the EDF Renewables wind portfolio in Quebec, Rivière-du-Moulin is our largest project and the sixth to be commissioned,” said Al Kurzenhauser, Chief Operating Officer for EDF Renewables. “We accomplish this achievement with great enthusiasm and pride.”
Rivière-du-Moulin is the largest of seven wind energy projects awarded to EDF Renewables in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Quebec Distribution call for tenders. By the end of 2015, EDF Renewables will have placed into service 1,374 MW of wind and solar projects in Canada.
|Location:||RCM of Charlevoix and Fjord-du-Saguenay|
|Installed Capacity:||350 MW: 150 MW Phase I; 200 MW Phase 2|
|Turbines:||Senvion; 152 MM92 & 23 MM82 cold climate version (CCV) turbines|
|Equivalent Homes Served:||About 35,000|
|Energy Purchaser:||Hydro-Québec Distribution|
|Construction Company:||Construction Énergie Renouvelable (CER)|
|Construction Commenced in:||Winter 2013|
|Peak Work Force:||More than 585|