Canadian natural gas distribution company Gaz Metro is planning to launch a new wind power project with Boralex to work on a potential wind farm on the Seigneurie de Beaupre lands in the Cote-de-Beaupre and Charlevoix regions.

The move anticipates an expected call for tenders from Hydro-Quebec for another 2 GW of new wind capacity by the end of October.

The Quebec government has already committed to a C$1.9 billion (€1.3 billion) wind power project in the Gaspe that would produce 1,000 MW by 2008.