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Longueuil, Quebec-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that the Quebec government has authorized the construction of three Cartier Wind Energy wind farms.

With construction set to begin in 2010, commercial operation is expected to begin in November 2011 for Montagne-Seche, as well as for the first phase of Gros-Morne. The second phase of Gros-Morne has an expected commercial operation start date of November 2012.

The Montagne-Seche wind farm consists of 39 turbines, with a total installed capacity of 58.5 MW. Once the two phases are completed, the Gros-Morne wind farm will include 141 turbines, with a total installed capacity of 211.5 MW.

Innergex holds 38% of the Cartier projects in undivided co-ownership, and 50% of Cartier Wind Energy, which is responsible for managing the construction and the operation of the wind farms.

SOURCE: Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

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