Invenergy Wind LLC has announced the completion of construction and the official start of commercial operation of its Roncevaux wind farm in Québec. The 74.8 MW project features 34 GE 2.2-107 wind turbines. It is located in the Ruisseau-Ferguson unorganized territory in the MRC d’Avignon, Québec, Canada, about 500 km east of Québec City.
Energy output from the Roncevaux wind project will be purchased by Hydro-Québec Distribution through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
“We’re pleased to complete this important milestone together with our local community partners” said Bryan Schueler, Invenergy’s Senior VP of Development. “We were faced with an ambitious timeline for this project, and thanks to the strong relationships and collaboration with our partners, we were able to accomplish our goals for making Roncevaux operational before the end of 2016.”
The Roncevaux wind facility is situated close to Invenergy’s existing Le Plateau, Le Plateau 2, and Des Moulins Phase 2 wind farms. Roncevaux is a collaboration between Invenergy, the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent S.E.N.C.
“Roncevaux is the first project in production that demonstrates the validity of the partnership between two regions, Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent. Thanks to our development partner Invenergy,” said Richard St-Laurent, Chairman for the Régie.
“The realization of the Roncevaux project with our partners Gaspésiens and Invenergy represents a breath of fresh air for the RCMs, the Maliseet First Nation of Viger and our 200,000 citizen-shareholders who will have access to significant profits for the next 25 years,” added Michel Lagacé, Chairman of Énergie Éolienne Bas-St-Lauren.
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