EDF EN Canada Obtains Authorization from the Government of Quebec and Confirms Turbine Order

  EDF EN Canada Obtains Authorization from the Government of Quebec and
  Confirms Turbine Order

Business Wire

MONTREAL -- January 30, 2013

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is pleased to
announce that the Government of Quebec has issued the decree authorizing the
construction and operation of the 350 MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind project. In
addition, the company has placed an order with turbine supplier REpower
Systems SE for the project.

Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project, located in the unorganized territory (UT) of
Lac-Pikauba in the MRC de Charlevoix and the UT of Lac-Ministuk in the MRC du
Fjord-du–Saguenay, will be the largest wind energy facility in Canada with a
single Power Purchase Agreement when commissioned. The wind farm will be
developed in 2 phases: the first tranche of 150 MW is expected to begin
construction in 2013 and reach commissioning in December 2014. The second
tranche of 200 MW is scheduled for commissioning in December 2015.

“Obtaining the decree is of great importance as it marks the confirmation from
the Government to move forward with the project and provides the confidence to
place a major procurement contract. We extend our gratitude to the Government
of Quebec for recognizing the significance of wind energy as it continues to
generate clean electricity and jobs for the province,” said Al Kurzenhauser,
COO of EDF EN Canada. “We further recognize and appreciate our long-term
partnership with REpower. Together our companies have now commissioned 1,275
MW throughout North America.”

Rivière-du-Moulin represents the fourth and largest project of the seven
awarded to EDF EN Canada in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Quebec Distribution’s
call for tenders. By the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada will have developed and
built a total of 1,003.2MW in the province.

Alex Couture, Project Development Director for EDF EN Canada, added, “With an
investment of close to $800 million, the project will create about 300 jobs
during the construction phase, and 20 permanent operation and maintenance
jobs.”

Helmut Herold, Managing Director of REpower’s Canadian subsidiary, REpower
Systems Inc., commented, “The contract signature for Rivière-du-Moulin is
another great success for REpower in Canada that greatly contributes to the
local economy. EDF EN Canada and REpower agreed to an ambitious delivery date
which in turn will help maintain existing jobs as well as create additional
employment opportunities in the Quebec wind industry.”

REpower will supply the wind turbines. LM Wind Power will supply the blades
from their Gaspé plant; towers will be produced at Marmen’s Matane plant; and
SEG Woodward will assemble the electrical converters in New Richmond.

AboutEDF 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

Contact:

EDF EN Canada Inc.
Daniel Giguère, 418-997-2545
daniel.giguere@edf-en.ca
Sandi Briner, 858-521-3525
sandi.briner@edf-en.ca
 
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