Paris, France [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EdF Energies Nouvelles (EDFEN) is part of a consortium that has been selected to build five wind farms in Canada with a combined capacity of 954 megawatts (MW). The St-Laurent Energies Constorium which includes EDFEN, Hydromega and Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has been chosen by Hydro-Quebec Distribution to build the five wind farms in Quebec.
Located in different regions of Quebec, the five wind farms are Aguanish (80 MW), Massif du Sud (150 MW), Lac Alfred (300 MW), Rivière du Moulin (350 MW) and Clermont (74 MW). The projects, which will use REPower’s 2-MW turbines, are due to be commissioned between 2011 and 2015.
The wind farms, EDFEN’s first in Canada, represent a total investment of approximately US $2 billion. Various government authorisations and building permits from the relevant municipal authorities are still required for the projects to go ahead, EDFEN said.