Gaspesie Welcomes Second Wind Development

Wind developments are becoming a prominent part of the landscape in the Gaspesie region of Quebec. Northland Power Income Fund has brought 10 wind turbines online at the Fund’s Mont Miller Wind Power project located in the Gaspesie region.

To date, a total of 26 of the Project’s 30 wind turbines have been fully erected and the civil works, substation and electrical collection system are essentially complete. The project is the second wind power development to choose Gaspesie as a plant location. Le Nordais Windmill Park, which was commissioned in the region at Matane and Cap-Chat, hosts 133 turbines with an installed capacity of 100 MW. Mont Miller was scheduled for completion on March 6, 2005, but the project was delayed due primarily to harsh weather conditions and high winds during construction. The Fund’s Manager anticipates that all but one of the project’s 30 wind turbines will be commissioned and begin operations by mid-April. The last turbine may require several additional weeks to finish. When completed, the Mont Miller project will consist of 30 Vestas V-80 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 54 MW. The project has a contract with Hydro-Quebec to supply power under a 21-year power purchase agreement. Northland Power Income Fund indirectly owns interests in four power projects, three combined-cycle cogeneration power plants and one wind power project.
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