Energy & Power
Kruger Energy dedicates 100MW wind farm in Montérégie
By Anthony Capkun
September 11, 2013 – Kruger Energy held a dedication ceremony today at its new 100MW wind farm in Montérégie, Que., which the company says generated investments of more than $300 million.
The ceremony was attended by Joseph Kruger II, chair and CEO, Kruger Inc.; Gaétan Lelièvre, minister for regions and minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region; and several local elected officials and residents.
“We take great pride in the work we have done in Montérégie,” said Jean Roy, senior vice-president and COO, Kruger Energy. “From the very start, relations with the local communities have been based on openness, trust and cooperation and the result is a wind farm that is well integrated into its environment, and a project that brings significant economic benefits to the region.”
This is Kruger Energy’s first wind farm in Quebec, and its third in Canada. The Montérégie project consists of 44 wind turbines installed in five Montérégie municipalities: Saint-Isidore, Saint-Rémi, Saint-Michel, Saint-Constant and Mercier. The electricity generated will be sold to Hydro-Quebec Distribution under a 20-year contract.
A business unit of Kruger Inc., Kruger Energy specializes in developing and managing “green and renewable” energy power plants. Kruger Inc. and Kruger Energy say they own and operate 34 production sites, ranging from hydroelectric and wind power plants to biomass cogeneration and biogas plants, and whose total installed capacity exceeds 520MW.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, and wines and spirits.
PHOTO (left to right): Jean Roy, senior vice-president and COO, Kruger Energy; Gaétan Lelièvre, minister for regions and minister responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region; Joseph Kruger II, chair and CEO, Kruger Inc.; Alain Therrien, parliamentary assistant to the minister of finance and the economy and member for Sanguinet; and Steven Guilbeault, co-founder and senior director, Collective Choices, Équiterre.