CHICAGO, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Invenergy Wind LLC ("Invenergy") announced
today the closing of an agreement to acquire the Des Moulins wind energy project in Quebec, Canada from wind
developer 3Ci. Once operational, Des Moulins will be a 156 MW facility
producing enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 50,000
The Des Moulins project is located in the municipalities of Kinnear's
Mills, St-Jean-de-Brebeuf, and Thetford Mines, and is expected to begin
commercial operation in 2013. It has a 20-year power supply contract
"Invenergy is pleased to strengthen our commitment to Quebec with this
new opportunity to produce clean, renewable power," said Frits de
Kiewit, Director of Business Development at Invenergy Wind Canada.
"Des Moulins will bring significant economic benefits to the local
area, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with
our host community."
"3Ci is very pleased for the landowners, municipalities, and other local
stakeholders," said Robert Vincent, President of 3Ci. "The early and
continuous support demonstrated in the region, along with Invenergy's
proven track record, will make this important project a success.''
Des Moulins will connect to a 230 kV power transmission line of the
Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie transmission grid at a substation located
near the power line. The project will consist of ENERCON E-82 2.3 MW
wind turbine generators. ENERCON Canada Inc. headquarters are located in Montreal, with a manufacturing
facility in Matane.
This will be Invenergy's third wind project in Quebec. Both the 138.6
MW Le Plateau Wind Energy Centre ("Le Plateau"), which is under
construction and scheduled for completion in 2011, and the 23 MW Le
Plateau 2 Wind Energy Centre, an expansion of Le Plateau that will be
completed in 2013, also have 20-year power purchase agreements with
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate
large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in
North America and Europe. Invenergy is committed to clean power
alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation.
Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional
development offices throughout the United States and in Canada and
Invenergy and its affiliated companies currently have over 6,400 MW of
wind, solar, and thermal projects under contract, in construction, or
in operation. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
For further information:
Director of Communications, Invenergy