Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that the 150 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind farm has obtained a decree from the Quebec government. The official decree marks the end of the environmental approval process and gives the green light for construction to begin on the project, which is located in the Gaspe Peninsula.
Project company Mesgi''g Ugju's''n Wind Farm LP is controlled 50-50 by Innergex and three Mi'gmaq communities of Quebec: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj. Innergex is responsible for the management of the construction and operation of the wind farm.
"Innergex and its partner, the Mi'gmaq communities of Quebec, have reached an important milestone in the development of this wind project, and we look forward to beginning pre-construction activities soon," declares Michel Letellier, president and CEO of Innergex.
The partners expect to begin pre-construction activities, such as wood clearing, in late 2014 and to begin construction in 2015. They further expect to begin commercial operation of the wind farm at the end of 2016. Hydro-Quebec will buy all of the project's output under a 20-year power purchase agreement.