EDF EN Canada Obtains Authorization from the Government of Quebec for La
Mitis Wind Project
MONTREAL -- October 21, 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 24.6 MW La Mitis Community Wind Project.
La Mitis Community Wind Project, located in the unorganized territory
Lac-à-la-Croix in the MRC de La Mitis, administrative region of the
Bas-St-Laurent, demonstrates the importance of collaboration and support of
local communities in the successful development and implementation of wind
energy projects. The project will consist of 12 turbines supplied by REpower
Systems SE. Construction is scheduled to commence in Spring 2014 with
commissioning expected in the Fall 2014.
‘’EDF Energies Nouvelles welcomes with great pride the government decree
authorizing the construction and operation of La Mitis Community Wind Project.
We sincerely thank the Government of Quebec for its permission to proceed with
this innovative project,’’ said Alex Couture, Director of Project Development
for EDF EN Canada.
Mr. Couture further added, “We share ownership of this project with Energie
renouvelable de la Mitis who invest in a proportion of 30%. An annual
voluntary contribution of $61,500 will be paid by the project during the
20-year operational phase to the MRC of La Mitis. In addition, a contribution
of $200,000 into a Community Development Fund will occur at the time of
“The development of green and sustainable energy is a critical issue for our
MRC and its 16 municipalities who can testify to the social acceptability of
the project to their citizens,’’ said the Prefect, Michel Côté.
Hydro-Québec Distribution awarded EDF EN Canada two wind projects in December
2010 as a result of the 2009 Hydro-Québec call for tenders, which was focused
on community projects. In total, EDF EN Canada will have developed and built
1,003.2 MW of wind energy facilities in Quebec by the end of 2015 for a total
investment of over $2 billion in Quebec.
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
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