Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC) has announced commercial operation of the 24 MW Phase I St. Damase wind project. The company says the project, located in Quebec, was completed on time and on budget.
St. Damase I consists of 10 Enercon E-92 2.35 MW wind turbines and will sell its output to Hydro Quebec under a 20-year power purchase agreement. APUC says the St. Damase I wind turbines will allow the company to evaluate the wind resource at the project site for future opportunities.
‘We are pleased to continue our contribution to the renewable energy business in Canada, and to successfully invest along with our community partners in Quebec,’ comments Ian Robertson, CEO of APUC. ‘The successful completion of St. Damase I marks our first wind project in Quebec, which – together with the expected [first quarter]Â 2015 completion of the 24 MW Morse, Saskatchewan, wind project and 20 MW Bakersfield, Calif., solar project – reinforces our strategic focus on growing our generation business through the development of green-field renewable power projects.’