Boralex has won contracts for two wind projects each with a capacity of 25MW, in partnership with two regional county municipalities, La Cote-de-Beaupre and Temiscouata, as part of the call for tenders for 250MW community wind energy projects in Canada.
The La Cote-de-Beaupre community wind farm is located on the Seigneurie de Beaupre land, which is wholly owned by the Seminaire de Quebec.
The site, located well away from any urban or residential zones, will benefit from the knowledge acquired during the Seigneurie de Beaupre wind farm’s development on this territory, and start-up is expected to be in late 2015.
The Temiscouata community wind project, located on public land in the municipality of Saint-Honore-de-Temiscouata, will leverage the proximity of transmission lines and the absence of any permanent residences on the proposed site, and start-up is projected for late 2014.
Boralex and its partners will commence environmental impact studies shortly in 2011 and will hold public consultations thereafter.
Boralex is a power producer whose core business is the development and operation of renewable energy stations.