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Invenergy acquires Quebec wind project from 3Ci

The 156 mega-watt wind facility will power 50,000 homes



CHICAGO—Invenergy Wind has acquired the Des Moulins wind energy project in Quebec, Canada from wind developer 3Ci.

Once operational, Des Moulins will be a 156 mega-watt facility producing enough renewable energy to power more than 50,000 homes.

The 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 supply contract with Hydro-Quebec.

This will be Invenergy’s third wind project in Quebec. The 138.6 mega-watt Le Plateau Wind Energy Centre is under construction and scheduled for completion in 2011. The 23 mega-watt Le Plateau 2 Wind Energy Centre, an expansion of Le Plateau will be completed in 2013. Both projects have 20-year power purchase agreements with Hydro-Quebec.

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