Boralex Inc., along with Quebec’s Municipality of Frampton, has inaugurated the 24 MW Frampton community wind farm.
Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by Andre Spenard, member of the National Assembly for Beauce-Nord; Jacques Soucy, mayor of the Municipality of Frampton; and Patrick Lemaire, president and CEO of Boralex.
Commissioned in December 2015, the project – located on private land in Frampton – comprises 12 wind turbines that will supply electricity to nearly 5,000 Quebec households every year until 2035, says Boralex.
Owned one-third by the municipality and two-thirds by Boralex, the wind farm represents an investment of C$80 million and will allow the municipality to receive more than C$500,000 in average annual revenue over the next 20 years.
“This project was signed, built and commissioned within one year – the result of outstanding teamwork between Boralex and the Municipality of Frampton, which also saved C$1 million on construction costs,” said Lemaire.
This is the third community wind farm project commissioned by Boralex in Quebec in less than two years.