EDF Energies Nouvelles completes the 1 GW wind energy programme in Quebec with the commissioning of the Mont-Rothery wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of the Mont-Rothery wind farm in Quebec by EDF EN Canada, the Group’s local subsidiary.

The 74 MW facility is the seventh and last one of the programme assigned to EDF EN Canada by Hydro-Québec Distribution to supply one gigawatt of wind power.

The Mont-Rothery wind farm is located in the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of La Haute-Gaspésie and La Côte-de-Gaspé in the Province of Quebec. With 74 MW in installed capacity, it consists of 37 wind turbines each with a unit capacity of 2 MW.

The power generated by this new facility is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 15,000 homes and is supplied by Hydro-Québec Distribution under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

The facility’s operations and maintenance will be provided by EDF Renewable Services Inc. Canada, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary dedicated to this activity.

Mont-Rothery is the final project in a 1 GW programme of seven* wind farms developed, built and commissioned by EDF EN Canada following competitive tenders held by Hydro-Québec Distribution in 2008 and 2010.

With the achievement of the 1 GW programme in Quebec, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary has completed in Canada 1,374 MW in gross capacity. Its expansion continues with a 224 MW project won in 2015 under a new Hydro-Québec Distribution call for tenders.

*Seven wind farms commissioned by EDF EN Canada between October 2012 and December 2015 on behalf of Hydro-Québec Distribution:

  • Saint-Robert-Bellarmin (80 MW)
  • Massif du Sud (150 MW)
  • Lac-Alfred (300 MW) 
  • Le Granit (24,6 MW)
  • La Mitis (24,6 MW)
  • Rivière-du-Moulin (350 MW)
  • Mont-Rothery (74 MW)

EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production, with a portfolio of 7,903 MW of gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development in promising emerging areas taking position in new countries (Brazil South Africa and India). The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.