Largest Wind Farm in Canada Commissioned in Quebec


    --  Cartier's Gros-Morne Wind Farm Powered by GE 1.5-77 turbines
    --  GE's Local Content Fulfillment Critical to Project Success
    --  Advanced Services Technology Bringing Clean Power to the
        Gaspésie Region

GASPÉ, QC, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Cartier Wind Energy announced the operation 
of its Gros-Morne Phase II wind project, powered by 74 GE (NYSE: GE) 1.5-77 
wind turbines and located in the Gaspésie region of Quebec. The amount of 
energy generated by the Gros-Morne wind farm can power approximately 20,000 
homes in the province of Quebec. Gros-Morne I and II combined is the largest 
wind farm in Canada with a total output of 211.5 megawatts (MW).

GE is supplying 593 1.5-77wind turbines and associated services for wind 
energy projects in Quebec, including Gros-Morne. The projects were awarded as 
part of Hydro-Quebec's 2004 request for proposals (RFP) to supply the province 
with 1,000 MW of new wind power capacity by 2012. GE's local supply chain 
manufacturing and supplier partners have been integral to the fulfillment of 
the province's local content requirements.

Hydro-Quebec has purchased the energy under a 20-year power purchase 
agreement. Cartier Wind Energy is a joint venture between TransCanada and 
Innergex.

"Cartier énergie éolienne wishes to acknowledge the exemplary work by the GE 
technicians in the success of the Gros-Morne-Sainte-Madeleine wind farm. You 
have played an important role in order to deliver the wind farm around 25 days 
before the date of the commissioning contract with Hydro-Québec. This result 
demonstrates your professionalism and your commitment," said Robert 
Guillemette, CEO of Cartier Wind Energy.

The Gros-Morne project includes a four-year GE operations and maintenance 
service contract with Cartier. GE has more than 50 wind technicians and 
engineers in Canada providing expertise on parts, maintenance, upgrades and 
long-term service contracts for a fleet of more than 1,400 units. The 
company's regional wind services parts warehouse is located in Toronto for 
fast and reliable distribution throughout the country.

"We have proven our ability to execute major projects with local content 
requirements in Quebec and are positioned for the upcoming 700-megawatt RFP 
expected to be launched in 2013," said Guy Crepeau, region sales manager for 
GE's renewable energy business in Canada. "We are committed to working with 
developers, including Cartier, as we continue to develop advanced technology 
to harness Canada's abundant wind resources."

Canada is among the world leaders in the production and use of renewable 
energy. The country's installed wind base is set to nearly double by 2014, to 
an expected 10 gigawatts of capacity.

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