EDF EN Canada Inc. and Enbridge partner in the 150-MW Massif

EDF EN Canada Inc. and Enbridge partner in the 150-MW Massif du Sud
Wind Project in Quebec 
CALGARY, ALBERTA and MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) and EDF EN Canada Inc. announced
today that they have entered into an agreement under which Enbridge
will invest approximately $170 million to acquire a 50 per cent
interest in the 150-megawatt (MW) Massif du Sud Wind Project in
Quebec. 
"Massif du Sud is Enbridge's second wind project in Quebec following
our co-investment with EDF EN Canada in the 300-MW Lac Alfred
project," said Don Thompson, Vice-President, Green Energy. "The
Government of Quebec's continuing support of renewable energy
generation with a wind capacity target of 4,000 MW by 2015, combined
with our successful partnership with EDF EN Canada is an attractive
combination for Enbridge."  
"The project also demonstrates Enbridge's interest in investing in
renewable infrastructure across Canada," Mr. Thompson added. "We're
pleased to again partner with EDF EN Canada Inc. on the Massif du Sud
Wind project." 
"The partnership we initiated last year with Enbridge on the Lac
Alfred project has proven to be very successful and we are pleased to
once again engage in a co-ownership relationship with Enbridge," said
Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF EN North America. "As an
integrated operator we take a balanced approached to our project
portfolio and this agreement provides an opportunity to further our
ambition as a world-class renewable project developer. The mutual
confidence and collaboration between our two companies demonstrates
solid business practices and secures a strong Quebec and Canadian
presence."  
The project, located in the municipalities of
Saint-Luc-de-Bellechasse and Saint-Magloire in the MRC des Etchemins
and in the municipalities of Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Buckland and
Saint-Philemon in the MRC de Bellechasse, consists of 75 wind
turbines supplied by REpower, and made with regionally-manufactured
blades, towers and converters in accordance with the power purchase
agreement with Hydro-Quebec.  
Construction began in November 2011, and is expected to be completed
in December 2012. When fully operational, the project will generate
enough clean electricity to meet the needs of about 35,000 homes.  
EDF EN Canada Inc.'s operation and maintenance affiliate, EDF
Renewable Services Canada Inc. will provide long-term operations and
maintenance (O&M) services. Hydro-Quebec will buy the power under a
20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).  
Massif du Sud will also contribute to helping Enbridge meet its
Neutral Footprint commitment to generate a kilowatt of renewable
energy for every kilowatt of conventional electricity that the
company's operations consume. 
Massif du Sud Wind Project at a glance: 


 
Location:                     Chaudiere-Appalaches Region (100 kilometers   
                              east of Quebec City)                          
Capacity Peak:                150 MW                                        
Expected Annual Yield:        500,000 MWh                                   
Equivalent Homes Served:      About 35,000                                  
Technology (turbines):        75 REpower turbines                           
Construction:                 Began November 2011/ Expected completion      
                              December 2012                                 
Energy Purchaser:             Hydro-Quebec Distribution (under a 20-year    
                              PPA)                                          
Interconnection:              Hydro-Quebec TransEnergy                      
Estimated Peak Work Force:    More than 250 jobs during peak construction;  
                              up to 10 local, full-time operational jobs    

 
About EDF EN Canada Inc.: 
EDF EN Canada, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is a market leader
in renewable energy development, with an integrated approach that
covers every aspect of project origination and implementation through
to electricity generation, operations and maintenance. The company
offers financial strength, technical innovation and an unmatched
commitment to customer service. EDF EN Canada draws on the market
leadership of EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, EDF EN's American
affiliate. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF group.
www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com www.edf-en.ca  
About EDF Renewable Services Canada Inc: 
EDF Renewable Services Inc - formerly enXco Service Corporation - is
the leading third-party provider of operations and maintenance
services in North America. With 25 years of experience, EDF Renewable
Services understands renewable energy facilities represent a
substantial investment. The company takes an owner-operator approach
to ensure maximum returns on the asset, full project value, and
ongoing profitability for new and existing facilities. As part of a
global organization with utility-scale wind and solar plants, the
company brings depth of experience to every project. With more than 6
gigawatts of wind and solar under contract, EDF Renewable Services is
the trusted leader in O&M. For more information visit:
www.edf-renewable-services.com  
About Enbridge Inc.  
Enbridge Inc. is a North American leader in delivering energy and one
of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. As a transporter of
energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's
longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also
has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering,
transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement
in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and
operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and
provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and
New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in
close to 1,000 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy
generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar
energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. Enbridge employs more than
10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one
of Canada's Greenest Employers and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers
for 2013. Enbridge is included on the 2012/2013 Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North
America Index and is also a constituent of the 2012/2013 FTSE4Good
Index Series. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New
York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information,
visit www.enbridge.com. 
Contacts:
Enbridge Inc.
Jennifer Varey
Media
(403) 508-6563 or Toll Free: (888) 992-0997
jennifer.varey@enbridge.com 
Enbridge Inc.
Jody Balko
Investment Community
(403) 231-5720
jody.balko@enbridge.com
Contacts:
EDF EN Canada Inc.
Daniel Giguère
Public Affairs Manager
(418) 997-2545
daniel.giguere@edf-en.ca 
EDF EN Canada Inc.
Sandi Briner
Director, Marketing & Communications
(858) 521-3525
sandi.briner@edf-en.ca
 
 
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