Canada-based Enbridge has agreed to acquire 50% stake in the 80MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project in Quebec, from EDF EN Canada.
Enbridge noted that the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin is one of seven wind energy projects that have been awarded to EDF EN Canada in 2008 and 2010 through Hydro-Quebec call for tenders.
The wind power project, located in the municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin and the MRC du Granit, became operational in October 2012.
Constructed by Borea Construction, the wind power project employs 40 REpower 2MW turbines and has created around 150 jobs, during the construction phase.
The electricity generated at the project is being delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution, under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
Meanwhile, EDF Renewable Services will continue to provide long-term operations and maintenance services at the wind power project.
Enbridge Green Energy & Power Transmission vice president Don Thompson said renewable energy plays a key role in the company’s long-term strategy by laying the foundation for a more diversified future asset base.
"The acquisition of 50 percent of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin is Enbridge’s third partnership with EDF EN Canada for wind power facilities in Quebec’s attractive wind energy market, delivering solid returns and stable cash flow," added Thompson.
The Saint-Robert-Bellarmin project will be an addition to Enbridge’s existing portfolio of nearly 1,600MW of renewable energy projects.