Cartier Wind Energy to Develop 740 MW

[] Cartier Wind Energy of Quebec has signed long-term electricity supply contracts with Hydro-Quebec Distribution for 740 MW of wind power projects to be located in the Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine region and the Regional County Municipality of Matane. These developments should make Cartier the largest wind energy producer in the province of Quebec, according to the company’s press release. These projects represent an investment of more than CAD 1.1 billion (US $911 million), and will be commissioned beginning in 2006 and continue up to 2012. The projects are Baie des Sables at 109.5 MW, Anse a Valleau at 100.5 MW, Carleton at 109.5 MW, Les Mechins at 150 MW, Montagne-Seche at 58.5 MW, and Gros-Morne I and II at 211.5 MW. The projects’ total annual production will represent 2.3 terawatthours (TWh), and should equal the energy required to meet the electricity needs of about 150,000 households in the province of Quebec.
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