By Anthony Capkun
July 23, 2013 – Enbridge Inc. and EDF EN Canada Inc. announced they have closed an agreement under which Enbridge would acquire a 50% interest in the 80MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind project, located 300 km east of Montreal. The project reached commercial operation in October 2012 and delivers energy to Hydro-Quebec under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
“The acquisition of 50% of Saint- Robert-Bellarmin is Enbridge’s third partnership with EDF EN Canada for wind power facilities in Quebec’s attractive wind energy market, delivering solid returns and stable cash flow,” said Don Thompson, vice-president, Green Energy & Power Transmission.
The project was built by Borea Construction and consists of 40 REpower 2-MW turbines. EDF EN Canada Inc.’s operation and maintenance affiliate, EDF Renewable Services Inc., will continue to provide long-term operations and maintenance (O&M) services.