LONGUEUIL, QC, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Cartier Wind Energy Inc. is proud to accept Company of the Year and Construction of Wind Farms awards in Quebec's 2nd Wind Energy Industry Gala organized by the "Technocentre éolien" (Wind Energy Technocentre), in addition to seeing an officer recognized for his contributions. The gala is designed to recognize organizations and individuals that have excelled in Quebec during the past three years.
"Cartier Wind Energy accepts these awards with enthusiasm," says Michel Letellier, President of Cartier Wind Energy. "We are grateful for the hospitality the Gaspe communities made to our company. Cartier has shown leadership with our first three wind projects and today, our company is being emulated by the industry. We are also proud to have contributed to expanding the market in the Gaspésie."
"We are also very pleased to see the work of Normand Bouchard rewarded by the industry. His involvement is an extremely important element in building our company and the success of it since the beginning. Mr. Bouchard is responsible for environmental issues and public hearings and has contributed greatly to the social acceptability of our wind projects. He certainly helped to position the wind industry in Quebec," says Michel Letellier, President of Cartier Wind Energy.
Cartier Wind Energy has three wind farms in operation, Baie-des-Sables, Anse-à-Valleau and Carleton, for a total of 319.5 megawatts (MW) in production. By December 2012, the Gros-Morne and Montagne Sèche wind farms will be added and Cartier will have 589.5 MW of wind energy production.
Cartier Wind Energy, headquartered in Longueuil, won the wind projects in the first Hydro-Quebec call for tenders for wind power. These projects represent an investment of more than $871 million. Cartier is a partnership of TransCanada Corporation and Innergex énergie renouvelable inc.
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