EDF EN Canada Inc. commissions 74 MW project, sells power under PPA to Hydro-Quebec

Written By: Stratton Report
December 9, 2015


On December 9, EDF EN Canada Inc, announced the commissioning of the 74 megawatt Mont-Rothery wind project. Electricity generated will be delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

Mont-Rothery Wind Project represents an investment of CAD $160 million ($118 million) by the subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group.

Al Kurzenhauser, Chief Operating Officer for EDF EN Canada commented: “Throughout the development and construction phases, EDF EN Canada has worked hand in hand with the host community and elected officials of the region. The project is a practical example of our company’s philosophy in action – achieving sustainable development through cooperation and harmonious relations with our host communities.”

Alex Couture, Director of Generation for EDF EN Canada added:

“We extend a special thanks to Mr. Gaétan Lelièvre, deputy of Gaspé, Ms. Délisca Ritchie-Roussy, the mayor of Murdochville and the prefect of the MRC of Côté-de-Gaspé, as well as Mr. Allen Cormier, the prefect of the MRC of Haute -Gaspésie. We are grateful for the spirit of partnership and for the confidence they have showed since the first steps of Mont-Rothery development. We look forward to many years of continued collaboration and success with them.”

Throughout the 20-year contract with Hydro-Quebec, the MRCs involved will share a combined annual contribution of CAD $185,000. ($136,000.)

According to the firm, it expects that by the end of 2017, EDF EN Canada will have placed in service 1,599 MW of wind and solar projects in Canada.