EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, has commissioned the 74 MW Mont-Rothery wind project in Quebec.
Project construction commenced in 2014, and the wind farm features 37 Senvion MM92 turbines. Electricity generated will be delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Located on public lands in the MRC of Haute-Gaspesie and MRC of Cote-de-Gaspe, Mont-Rothery represents an investment of C$160 million, and EDF EN Canada says the project employed over 200 workers during peak construction.
‘Throughout the development and construction phases, EDF EN Canada has worked hand in hand with the host community and elected officials of the region. The project is a practical example of our company's philosophy in action – achieving sustainable development through cooperation and harmonious relations with our host communities,’ says Al Kurzenhauser, chief operating officer for EDF EN Canada.