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EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) have signed a protocol agreement regarding the development of three wind energy projects representing over 500 MW in the Peace River Region of British Columbia.

The three projects are the Sundance Wind Project, Taylor Wind Project and Wartenbe Wind Project. The Taylor and Sundance projects are undergoing a BC environmental assessment. In the event environmental certification is received for Sundance and Taylor, and subject to receiving power off-take agreements from BC Hydro, EDF says the projects could deliver power as early as 2016. The Wartenbe project received its BC environmental certificate in 2006.

EDF EN Canada says engagement and consultation with First Nations early in project development is important to help maintain a constructive relationship. Cory Basil, the company’s vice president of development, notes EDF is “extremely pleased” to enter the agreement.

“The agreement formalizes our relationship and reflects a mutual commitment between the parties to work together respectfully and collaboratively to ensure development of the proposed lands takes into consideration West Moberly First Nations interests,” comments Basil. “It further illustrates our best intentions and efforts to bring economic benefits and opportunities to West Moberly First Nations and the Peace River Region.”


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