Invenergy Acquires 156 MW Quebec Wind Farm

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Invenergy Wind LLC says it has closed an agreement to acquire the 156 MW Des Moulins wind energy project in Quebec from wind developer 3Ci.

The Des Moulins project is located in the municipalities of Kinnear's Mills, St-Jean-de-Brebeuf, and Thetford Mines, and is expected to begin commercial operation in 2013. It has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Quebec.

According to Invenergy, Des Moulins will connect to a 230 kV power transmission line of the Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie transmission grid. The project will consist of Enercon E-82 2.3 MW wind turbine generators. Enercon Canada Inc.'s headquarters is located in Montreal, with a manufacturing facility in Matane.

This will be Invenergy's third wind project in Quebec. Both the 138.6 MW Le Plateau Wind Energy Centre, which is under construction and scheduled for completion this year, and the 23 MW Le Plateau II Wind Energy Centre, an expansion of Le Plateau that will be completed in 2013, also have 20-year PPAs with Hydro-Quebec.

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