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EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has commissioned the 150 MW second phase of the Lac-Alfred Wind Project in Quebec.

The 300 MW Lac-Alfred project was constructed in two phases, 150 MW each, comprising a total of 150 wind turbines supplied by REpower and made with regionally manufactured blades, towers and converters. Lac-Alfred Phase 1 was commissioned in January.

With an investment of about C$700 million, the project created more than 350 jobs during the construction phase and will provide 15 permanent operations and maintenance jobs, according to EDF. Enbridge Inc. is co-owner of Lac-Alfred through a 50% investment.

Hydro-Quebec will buy the project’s output under 20-year power purchase agreements. Lac-Alfred represents one of the seven wind energy projects in total awarded to EDF Canada in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Quebec Distribution calls for tenders. By the end of 2015, the company says it will have developed and built over 1 GW in the province.




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