MONTREAL, June 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The 4th Québec Wind Industry Gala, organized by the TechnoCentre éolien in
Gaspé (Québec, Canada) on June 10, awarded Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or
the "Corporation") as Business of the Year.
Having nominated Boralex in the Developer and Operator of wind farm category and Étienne Champagne as Personality of the Year category, the Corporation was awarded by the jury, in recognition of
the excellence of our entire application, the highlight prize of the
It goes without saying that the achievement, with our partners Gaz Métro
and Valener, of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, the leadership
there has been demonstrated in terms of health and safety and the
mobilization efforts, have contributed to this recognition. These
factors, combined with our recent wind power progress in Québec, more
specifically in Côte-de-Beaupré and Témiscouata regions, and our real
concern to build sustainable long-term relationships with our host
communities due to our unique developer-operator profile, convinced the
members of the jury of the relevance of Boralex as the winner of this
award in 2014.
Patrick Lemaire insisted in his acceptance speech that "this
recognition, we share it with all our partners who are essential to our
success, but, first and foremost, with the team of Boralex. The Québec
team, but also the teams of Canada, France and the United States that
have allowed us to acquire a solid experience in wind and an expertise
as an operator of energy sites." He also mentioned the pride he has
towards the wind industry in Québec which, in only a decade, has built
a diversified manufacturing chain, developed many suppliers business
that succeed here and abroad and set up high quality wind farms.
Boralex is a power producer whose core business is dedicated to the
development and the operation of renewable energy power stations.
Currently, the Corporation operates an asset base with an installed
capacity of more than 650 MW in Canada, France and the Northeastern
United States. Boralex is also committed under power development
projects, both independently and with Canadian and European partners,
to add approximately 250 MW of power that will be put in service by the
end of 2015. With more than 200 employees, Boralex is known for its
diversified expertise and in-depth experience in four power generation
types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex's shares and
convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB, respectively. More information is
available at www.boralex.com or www.sedar.com.
SOURCE: Boralex Inc.
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