EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, has commissioned the second phase of the 350 MW Riviere-du-Moulin wind farm, located in Quebec. The developer commissioned the first phase of 150 MW last November, and this final phase of 200 MW went online on Nov. 14, 2015.
Located in the unorganized territory (UT) of Lac-Pikauba in the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of Charlevoix and the UT of Lac-Ministuk in the RCM of Fjord-du-Saguenay, the project features Senvion wind turbines and has a power purchase agreement with Hydro-Quebec Distribution.
For the completion of the two phases, which represents an investment of C$800 million, the project employed over 585 workers during peak construction, according to EDF.
‘Contributing to the construction work and seeing this enormous project operate at full capacity is a memorable moment for our team,’ says Al Kurzenhauser, chief operating officer for EDF EN Canada. ‘The Riviere-du-Moulin development team demonstrated vision in the early stages, aware that the challenge was proportional to the size of the project."
EDF EN Canada recently announced that DIM WIND LP, a limited partnership formed by a consortium of three affiliates of the Desjardins Group, Manulife Financial Corporation and iA Financial Group, is acquiring a 42.5% stake in the 350 MW project.