Similarly to the Montagne-Seche wind farm which began commercial operation last Friday, Gros-Morne phase I is one of the projects delivered under the 1,000MW request for proposals (RFP) announced by Hydro Quebec in 2004

Cartier Wind Energy has further committed to making contributions totaling $3.17m to the two communities over the next 20 years.

Innergex owns a 38% stake and a 50% management stake in the Gros-Morne phase I wind farm, which is expected to produce revenues of about $8m annually for the corporation.

The facility comprises 67 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 100.5MW and an estimated yearly energy output of 308,900MWh, enough to power about 12,000 Quebec homes each year.

Hydro-Quebec will buy the electricity generated by the power project under a 21-year power purchase agreement

Innergex president and CEO Michel Letellier said the project brings to five the number of wind farms we now have operating in Quebec through the Cartier Wind Energy partnership.

Innergex is a developer, owner, and operator of run-of-river hydroelectric facilities and wind energy projects in North America, and a developer of solar photovoltaic installations.