Energy & Power
EDF EN Canada and Huron-Wendat conclude agreement for wind farm
By Anthony Capkun
February 27, 2014 – EDF EN Canada Inc. and Huron-Wendat Nation signed an agreement concerning the installation of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project on a territory of interest for the Huron-Wendat Nation, which establishes a framework for the Huron-Wendat and EDF EN Canada Rivière-du-Moulin LP business relation and seeks to ensure economic benefits for both parties.
“Implementing this agreement will generate substantial economic and material improvements for all members of the Huron-Wendat Nation and for future generations who will enjoy tangible benefits from this project,” said grand chief Konrad Sioui of the Huron-Wendat. “The agreement also provides the nation with the opportunity to invest financially in the project.”
Sioui added this long-term agreement “is the culmination of a thorough negotiation process which was held in a respectful atmosphere regarding the rights and objectives of our nation and those of the project developer”.
The Rivière-du-Moulin wind project will consist of a total of 175 wind turbines for an overall installed capacity of 350MW. A first phase of 150MW will be commissioned in December 2014, followed by a second phase of 200MW in December 2015.