Project Development, Wind Power

RES Canada Completes Construction on Pilot Wind Project in Quebec

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) had completed construction of the Site Nordique Experimental en Eolien Corus (SNEEC). SNEEC, a pilot project in partnership with REpower Systems AG was built to study the effect of Québec’s climate on turbine performance.

Located in the Gaspé region of Québec, SNEEC includes two 2.05 megawatt (MW) REpower MM92 CCV wind turbines and will generate 4.1 MW of operating capacity.

RES Canada managed the project from its Montréal and Gaspé offices, and served as the Balance of Plant (BOP) construction contractor. For SNEEC, and future projects in the region, RES Canada hired and supervised a wide range of local and provincial subcontractors for various specialised construction services.

The Wind Energy TechnoCentre, a not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to contribute to the development of an industrial wind energy network in Québec, developed and owns SNEEC.

“We cooperate closely with RES in numerous wind farms all over the world, but we are especially proud to have successfully finished this pilot project together in such a short time and under winter conditions,” said  Per Hornung Pedersen, CEO of REpower Systems.