EDF Energies Nouvelles subsidiary, EDF EN Canada has commenced commercial operations at two wind projects in Quebec with a combined installed capacity of 300MW.

The two projects, 150MW Massif du Sud and the 150MW phase one of the Lac Alfred Wind Project, were developed by the company at a cumulative cost of $700m.

EDF EN Canada COO Al Kurzenhauser remarked that the completion the project was due to the combined efforts its partners – REpower, CER, and Borea.

Each of the plants employ 75 REpower wind turbines with local utility Hydro-Quebec expected to purchase their combined output under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

EDF EN Canada project development director Alex Couture added, "Throughout the 20-year contract with Hydro-Quebec, the municipalities concerned by these projects will receive a combined annual contribution of over $600,000."

Operations of the projects will be undertaken by the operations and maintenance arm of the company, EDF Renewable Services Canada.