Boralex Inc. announced the commercial commissioning of the Moose Lake wind farm, located on Crown land about 24 kilometers northwest of Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, Canada.
Developed in partnership with Aeolis Wind Power Corporation, West Moberly First Nations, Saulteau First Nations and McLeod Lake Indian Band, this 15 MW wind farm includes four turbines.
“Moose Lake is our first wind farm in British Columbia,” said Patrick Lemaire, President and CEO of Boralex. “This commissioning allows us to diversify our asset base in the province and also brings us closer to our target of 2,000 MW by 2020. We are now just 23 MW away from our goal.”
This commissioning brings Boralex’s installed capacity in Canada, France, and the United States to 1,977 MW.
The wind farm is covered by a 40‑year power purchase agreement with BC Hydro. During construction, there were some 50 specialized workers on site each day. The power production of this wind farm is estimated at more than 58,000 MWh, which will enable it to meet the power needs of nearly 5,370 households.