EnWindEnbridge and EDF EN Canada announced signing of an agreement for the acquisition by Enbridge 50% share of wind farm Saint Robert Bellarmine 80 megawatt (MW) in Quebec.

Located in the municipality of Saint-Robert Bellarmine in the MRC du Granit (300 km east of Montreal), the wind farm was commissioned in October 2012 and produces electricity to Hydro-Québec Distribution part of an Electricity Supply Agreement (PPA) for a period of 20 years.

Built by Borea Construction and consisting of 40 REpower turbines of 2 MW each,  Saint Robert Bellarmine wind farm will be allowed to create up to 150 jobs during the construction phase using the maximum local resources.

“Renewable energy plays an important role in the long-term strategy Enbridge laying the foundation for growth and continued our business through long-term assets more diversified prosperity” said Don Thompson, vice President, Green Energy and electricity transmission. “The acquisition of 50% stake in the wind farm of St. Robert Bellarmine is the third Enbridge partnership with EDF EN Canada allowing it to participate in wind energy projects in the context of the Quebec market for wind energy, these projects generate attractive returns and provide stable cash flows.”

With enough to supply 18,000 households in Quebec production, wind farm Saint Robert Bellarmine adds to that already has 1,600 MW Renewable Enbridge portfolio of energy assets. It continues its commitment aims to produce one kilowatt of renewable energy for each additional kilowatt of energy consumed by conventional operations.

St. Robert Bellarmine is one of seven wind projects awarded to EDF EN Canada in 2008 and 2010 in response to calls for tenders by Hydro-Québec. At the end of 2015, EDF EN Canada has developed and built a total of 1,003.2 MW in the province of Quebec.

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