Lac-Alfred Wind

Developer: EDF EN Canada
Owner: EDF EN Canada & Enbridge
Operations and Maintenance: EDF Renewables
Power Purchaser: Hydro-Quebec
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.

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Project Details: Lac Alfred