Roncevaux Wind Power partners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to celebrate the commencement of commercial operations at its Roncevaux Wind Farm in Québec. The facility is located in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region in the MRC d’Avignon, approximately 500 km north-east of Québec City.
The 74.8-MW project features 34 General Electric GE 2.2-107 wind turbines and represents a partnership between Invenergy, the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent S.E.N.C. nt.
“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone for Roncevaux together with our local community partners” said Bryan Schueler, Invenergy’s Executive VP of Project Development. “This was a unique project for us with an aggressive timeline, but thanks to the strong partnerships with Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent, we were able to accomplish our goals for making Roncevaux operational shortly after we completed financing.”
Roncevaux wind will be staffed with six full-time positions. The project is adjacently located to Invenergy’s existing Le Plateau, Le Plateau 2 and Des Moulins Phase 2 wind farms, which have a total installed capacity of 181 MW.
“Invenergy was our first private partner for the Gaspésie community wind farm and is our partner in the Alliance éolienne de l’Est, and I hope that we can continue our successful partnership in the future to export to the North American markets,” added Richard St-Laurent, Chairman for the Régie.
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