|Developer:||EDF EN Canada|
|Owner:||EDF EN Canada & Enbridge|
|Operations and Maintenance:||EDF Renewables|
|System Size:||300 MW|
|Date of Operation:||August 2013|
Located in the municipalities of Saint-Cléophas, Sainte-Irène, Saint-Zénon-du-Lac-Humqui and the unorganized territory (UT) of Lac-Alfred in the MRC of La Matapédia and in the municipality of La Rédemption and UT Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC of La Mitis, the project comprises 150 wind turbines supplied by Senvion. Construction of Lac-Alfred commenced in June 2011 and reached commercial operation in two phases: Phase 1 (150 MW) in January, 2013; and Phase 2 (150 MW) in August, 2013. Electricity generated is delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
As a result of the partnership agreements concluded in 2012 and 2014, EDF EN Canada and Enbridge became co-owners of the Lac-Alfred project. Enbridge now holds 67.5 percent interest in the project while EDF EN Canada maintains a 20 percent ownership position. The remaining 12.5 percent interest of the Lac-Alfred Wind Project was acquired by the MRCs of La Matapédia and La Mitis in September 2014.
Lac-Alfred was presented with the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Wind Energy Project Award in October 2013.