Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, announced the completion of Quebec’s first 100% community owned wind farm. The 24.6-MW Pierre-De Saurel wind project features 12 Senvion MM92 Cold Climate Version (CCV) type turbines.
Pierre-De Saurel wind farm is located on the lands of Yamaska, Saint-Aimé and Saint-Robert. The project is set to bring in over $200 million in local revenue to the Regional County Municipality (RCM), municipalities, and local farmers on whose lands the project is installed.
“The commissioning of Pierre-De Saurel was faster than usual,” shared Helmut Herold, CEO at Senvion North America. “Due to our experience with community wind farms and the exceptional quality of our project management team, we exceeded regular lead times.”
He added: “Pierre-De Saurel wind farm is another great example of how communities can generate income, as well as renewable energy.”
Turbine components such as towers, blades, and converters were produced in Quebec and account for over 40% of each wind turbine’s value.
“Throughout our unique community project, Senvion has shown a great flexibility to meet our requirements,” said Frédéric Tremblay, Executive Director of the Pierre-De Saurel. “Without such flexibility and professionalism, it would have been difficult to achieve our goal. We are looking forward to generating a substantial financial return for our community during the next 20 years.”
To date, Senvion has a footprint of more than 1,400 MW in Canada. The company started its Canadian operations out of Montreal in the province of Quebec in 2009 and has since installed over 600 wind turbines in the country. Its Canadian offices are located in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
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