The 73 wind turbines wind farm has a total installed capacity of 109.5 megawatt and an estimated yearly energy output of over 340,000 MWh of energy per year. It’s expected annual revenues total 26 million dollars. Built on time and on budget, the Carleton wind farm’s official commercial operations start date is November 22, 2008. The Carleton wind farm has a twenty-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Quebec Distribution in respect of all the energy generated by the facility.

The Carleton wind farm is located in the Town of Carleton-Sur-Mer and the Regional County Municipality of Bonaventure, Quebec. It is the third Cartier Wind Energy project to be built following Hydro-Quebec Distribution’s first call for tenders for wind energy. Innergex Renew holds 50% of Cartier Wind Energy, responsible for the management of the construction and the operation of the wind farm, and 38% of the Cartier projects, in undivided co-ownership.

According to Michel Letellier, president and chief executive officer of Innergex Renew, “The ecoENERGY incentive has a great and positive impact as it contributes to the development of renewable energy projects such as those initiated by Innergex. It supports an industry that contributes to the protection of the environment while creating sustainable jobs in Canada. We therefore invite the government to take position in favour of maintaining this program for the years to come.”