MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex") (TSX:BLX) is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Innu Nation as a partner to develop the 200 MW Apuiat wind farm project located on public land in the municipality of Port-Cartier in Quebec's Côte-Nord region. To implement this major project, Boralex will partner with Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES) in order to draw on their respective experience and expertise in the development, design and construction of renewable energy projects.
In the coming weeks, the Innu Nation, Boralex and RES will continue the information process and intent to begin public consultations in mid-October. This process will help to inform the community and key stakeholders and understand their interests to be considered in the development of the wind farm project. These consultations, prior to the start, will improve the project by increasing the knowledge of the region and its use and taking into account feedback from stakeholders at an early stage of development.
Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power, the Corporation is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex ensures sustained growth by leveraging the expertise and diversification developed over the past 25 years. Boralex's shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB.A, respectively. More information is available at www.boralex.com or www.sedar.com.
RES is a global leader in the development of renewable energy projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. RES has developed and/or built over 10 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 1 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including onshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission, and demand side management. The company employs more than 1,000 full-time professionals in 14 countries. Active in the Quebec market since 2003, RES' Canadian head office is in Montreal. RES pursues the development and construction of renewables in all markets across Canada. For more information, visit www.res-group.com.
SOURCE Boralex Inc.
For further information: Media: Julie Cusson, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Boralex inc., 514 985-1353, [email protected]; Peter Clibbon, Senior Vice-President, Development, RES Canada, 514 525-2113, [email protected]