Huge 74-turbine installation can power 20,000 Quebec homes.
LONGUEUIL, Que. — Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of Phase II of the Gros-Morne wind farm in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis and Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, in the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec.
The company, which owns a 38% interest and 50% management stake in Cartier Wind Energy, said the development program encompasses 589.5 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity.
Gros-Morne was awarded to Cartier Wind Energy under the 1,000 megawatt RFP announced by Hydro-Quebec in 2004, which called for at least 60% of total investments to be made locally.
The Phase II development has 74 wind turbines for a total installed capacity of 111 megawatts, with an annual output of 341,135 MWh, which is enough to power more than 20,000 Quebec homes each year.
Innergex, a renewable power producer based in Longueuil, Que., is expecting revenues of approximately $9 million form the first full year of operation.