MONTREAL—Another new wind energy installation is up and running in Quebec.
Commercial commissioning of the first 131 Megawatts (MW) of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind farms was announced today by Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc.
“After more than eight years of hard work by the Boralex and Gaz Métro teams, we are proud that the first 62 turbines are supplying green energy to Quebec’s power grid,” said Sophie Brochu, president and chief executive officer of Gaz Métro and Patrick Lemaire, president and chief executive officer of Boralex, in a joint statement.
There will be four wind farms in total at Seigneurie de Beaupré. Farm 2 was commissioned today and Farm 3 with a 141 MW capacity will be commissioned within the next few days.
Farm 4, which will have a capacity of 68 MW is expected to go online in late 2014, and the remaining wind farm, built by Boralex and the Côté-de-Beaupré RCM is expected to be commissioned in 2015.
Farms 2 and 3, which were completed on-schedule, will produce enough energy to supply 50,000 homes.