Energy & Power
Boralex’s Témiscouata II complete, adds 52 MW to portfolio
By Renée Francoeur
November 12, 2015 – The Témiscouata II wind power project, located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Quebec, has officially been commissioned with an installed capacity of 51.7 MW, Boralex announced.
Patrick Lemaire, president and CEO, pointed out “the exemplary work of our team, which made it possible to complete this project on budget and ahead of schedule.”
Covered by a 20-year contract with Hydro-Quebec, project construction resulted in direct impacts of approximately $30 million in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of which $5 million in Témiscouata area, Boralex said. In addition, during the two-year construction period, up to 200 workers were employed, with an average of 40% originating from the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Boralex says it will make approximately $250,000 annual voluntary contributions to the Témiscouata Regional County Municipality (RCM).
Adjacent to the Témiscouata I community wind farm, in which the Témiscouata RCM is a partner, this project is Boralex’s second undertaking in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region on the public lands of the Saint-Elzéar-de-Témiscouata and Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata municipalities.