Northland Power receives 20-year PPA to operate wind farm in Quebec

Northland Power Income Fund has received a 20-year power purchase agreement, or PPA, to build and operate a 24 MW wind farm in Frampton, Quebec, near the south shore of the St. Lawrence.

The contract was awarded by Hydro-Quebec under the province’s request for community and First Nations wind proposals. Northland has partnered with the municipality of Frampton, which has a 33% interest in the wind power project. Northland expects the Frampton wind farm to start commercial operations in 2015, Northland said.

Northland already operates the 127.5 MW Jardin d’Eole wind farm near Matane in Quebec’s Gaspe region and has a 100 MW wind farm under construction near Mont Louis, also in the Gaspe. Northland’s operating assets total 815 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.

The company’s development pipeline totals 3,300 MW, of which 683 MW have power contracts, including 446 MW under construction, the company added.