MD1 Wind LP is a limited partnership formed by four affiliated entities of the Desjardins Group, including Desjardins Group Pension Plan and Manulife Financial Corporation.

Spread in an area of 141km2, the Mont-Rothery wind farm is located on public lands in the MRC of Haute-Gaspesie and MRC of Cote-de-Gaspe.

The wind farm has 37 turbines, each producing 2MW, that have been supplied by Senvion.

Mont-Rothery wind project has been operational since December 2015 and the total cost of the wind farm construction was about $175m.

Electricity generated at the wind farm will be supplied to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20 year power purchase agreement.

EDF EN Canada portfolio strategy vice president Raphael Declercq said: "EDF EN Canada is proud to partner again with very selective infrastructure investors such as Desjardins and Manulife.

"The team of EDF EN Canada is excited to bring their expertise as developer, asset manager and operator to this co-ownership."

EDF EN Canada will remain involved in the project as a 50% co-owner and will deliver management services.

EDF Renewable Services will continue to provide a part of the existing operations and maintenance services as well as 24/7 remote monitoring from its operations control center.