With local dignitaries on hand, developer Boralex has officially commissioned the 23.5 MW Temiscouata wind farm, located in Quebec.
According to Boralex, the wind farm created jobs and economic benefits for the Temiscouata regional county municipality (RCM). For example, wind farm construction netted more than C$65 million into the community. An average of 200 workers were involved in some facet of construction in 2014, 40% of whom live in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Temiscouata regions. Additionally, Boralex notes that more than 30 local businesses in the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Temiscouata region took part in the construction.
‘The Temiscouata wind farms will have a significant economic impact on the Temiscouata region and benefit our community over the next 20 years. Temiscouata RCM is very proud to inaugurate the community wind farm alongside its partner Boralex. The project created hundreds of jobs during construction, not to mention the jobs for the operating phase,’ says Guylaine Sirois, the Temiscouata RCM warden.
Boralex also provided an update on the 51.7 MW Temiscouata II wind farm. Turbine components are set to be delivered in the spring when construction activity resumes, the company notes.