Invenergy Wind has closed an agreement with wind energy developer 3Ci to acquire the Des Moulins power project in Quebec, Canada.

The 156MW wind energy facility is located in the municipalities of Kinnear’s Mills, St-Jean-de-Brebeuf and Thetford Mines, and consists of ENERCON E-82 2.3MW wind turbine generators.

The power project is expected to begin commercial operation in 2013, and will produce enough energy to power approximately 50,000 homes.

Hydro-Quebec will buy the electricity generated by the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The Des Moulins facility will connect to a 230kV power line of the Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie transmission grid at a substation located near the power line.