With the commissioning of the Mont-Rothery wind farm, Senvion Canada Inc. is celebrating an installed capacity of over 1 GW of wind power in Quebec. As of today, Senvion says it has installed more than 500 turbines in the province, representing nearly a third in Quebec's total installed capacity and roughly 10% of the total turbine installations across Canada.
‘This is an incredible milestone for Senvion and for the wind industry at large,’ says Helmut Herold, CEO of Senvion in North America. ‘Quebec is paving the way in integrating and developing wind and renewables across the province, and Senvion is playing an integral role in the development of a cleaner and more diversified energy future."
Senvion notes that since the start of its operations in Quebec, the company has worked with regional partners, such as LM WindPower for blades, Marmen for towers and Woodward SEG for converters, to ensure that components for its turbines are sourced locally.
Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, comments, "It is important to recognize and celebrate the successes of wind power as milestones are achieved. Canada recently surpassed the 10,000 MW threshold, placing the country seventh in installed capacity globally.
"With 1,000 MW in its sights, Senvion's strong position among the leaders in the industry comes into the spotlight," continues Hornung. "If we focus on the jobs created by this success, every 1,000 MW of installed capacity represents over C$2 billion in investments, creates over 11,200 (direct and in-direct) person-years of employment and provides enough clean power for over 300,000 Canadian homes."