MONTREAL—Boralex Inc., based in Kingsey Falls, Que., has announced the completion and commercial commissioning of the Témiscouata II wind power project, located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Canada, with an installed capacity of 51.7 MW.
Located adjacent to the Témiscouata I community wind farm, this is Boralex's second project in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region on the public lands of the municipalities of Saint-Elzéar-de-Témiscouata and Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata.
The project, awarded in 2008 by Hydro-Québec Distribution under its 2005 call for tenders for 2,000 MW of wind power, was originally planned for completion in Montérégie. In 2012, Boralex acquired the power supply contract from another sponsor.
Covered by a 20-year contract with Hydro-Québec, Boralex says that project construction resulted in a direct impact of approximately $30 million in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of which $5 million was in the Témiscouata area. In addition, during the two-year construction period, up to 200 workers were employed, with some 40 per cent originating from the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. It is France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power. Boralex undertakes projects in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar.