ABB_id2059
in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Hydro-Quebec has accepted Invenergy Wind Canada ULC's proposal to develop the 23 MW Le Plateau II wind project in Quebec in order to supply energy under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

Le Plateau II is a project collaboration between Invenergy and the Regie intermunicipale Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Approval for Le Plateau II comes after a process that began in April 2009 with a call for tenders by Hydro-Quebec.

This will be Invenergy's second wind project in Quebec. The 138.6 MW Le Plateau Wind Energy Centre, which is scheduled for completion in 2011, also has a 20-year PPA with the utility.

A final contract with Hydro-Quebec for Le Plateau II is expected to be executed early next year and then be submitted for approval by the provincial energy regulator. Commercial operation of the project is scheduled to begin by December of 2013.

Both Le Plateau and Le Plateau II will be connected to a 315 kV power transmission line of the Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie transmission grid at a substation located near the power line. Le Plateau II will consist of 10 2.3 MW ENERCON E-70 wind turbine generators.

SOURCE: Invenergy Wind Canada ULC

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.


Report: Policy Uncertainty Fuels Market Exodus As Firms Bolt North American Wind Industry

The global wind energy supply chain has yet to recover from the slump that began in 2013. In fact, many segments are undergoing a transformation, according to market research firm FTI Consulting.


Utilities Deal "Near-Fatal" Blow To Cape Wind: UPDATED

Despite its remarkable resiliency, could this latest setback mean the end for the controversial offshore wind farm?

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015