January 11, 2017
Roncevaux Wind Farm in Québec Begins Commercial Operation
CHICAGO, Illinois (Jan. 11, 2017) – Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the completion of construction and the official start of commercial operation on Dec. 30, 2016 of its Roncevaux wind farm (“Roncevaux”) in Québec.
Roncevaux is located in the Ruisseau-Ferguson unorganized territory in the MRC d’Avignon, Québec, Canada, approximately 500 km east of Québec City. The 74.8 MW project features 34 General Electric GE 2.2-107 wind turbines. Energy output will be purchased by Hydro-Québec Distribution through a 25-year power purchase agreement.
“We’re pleased to complete this important milestone together with our local community partners” said Bryan Schueler, Invenergy’s Senior Vice President of Development. “We were faced with an ambitious timeline for this project, and thanks to the strong relationships and collaboration with our partners, we were able to accomplish our goals for making Roncevaux operational before the end of 2016.”
“Roncevaux is the first project in production that demonstrates the validity of the partnership between two regions, Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent. Thanks to our development partner Invenergy,” said Richard St-Laurent, Chairman for the Régie.
“The realization of the Roncevaux project with our partners Gaspésiens and Invenergy represents a breath of fresh air for the RCMs, the Maliseet First Nation of Viger and our 200,000 citizen-shareholders who will have access to significant profits for the next 25 years,” said Michel Lagacé, Chairman of Énergie Éolienne Bas-St-Lauren.
The Roncevaux wind facility is situated close to Invenergy’s existing Le Plateau, Le Plateau 2 and Des Moulins Phase 2 wind farms. Roncevaux is a collaboration between Invenergy, the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent S.E.N.C.
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