MONTRÉAL, Aug. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") (TSX: BLX) is pleased to announce commercial commissioning of the Voie des Monts and the Mont de Bagny wind power projects located respectively in the Aisne department and the Nord department, in France.
The Voie des Monts wind farm (10 MW) and the Mont de Bagny wind farm (24 MW) are added to the 549 MW currently operated by Boralex in France.
"The Voie des Monts and the Mont de Bagny wind farms are the two first great achievements of the Ecotera Développement portfolio acquired by Boralex in December 2015, noted Patrick Decostre, Vice President and General Manager of Boralex Europe. These two commissioning bring us closer to our ambitious objectives, which are supported by a political and economic environment particularly favorable to the development of the French wind industry."
The Voie des Monts wind farm comprises five Vestas V100 wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 2 MW (for a total installed capacity of 10 MW). The Mont de Bagny wind farm comprises eight Siemens SWT113 wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 3 MW (for a total installed capacity of 24 MW). Both wind farms are covered by a 15-year energy purchased contract with Electricité de France (EDF), respectively enacted on July 10 for the Voie des Monts wind farm and on August 2 for the Mont de Bagny wind farm.
Altogether, they will power more than 30 000 homes per year and avoid 11 000 tons of CO2 emission per year.
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. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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For further information: Media: Mathieu Richard, Communication officer, Public affairs and communications, Boralex Inc. (France), (011 33) 4 78 92 68 73, [email protected]; Investors: Marc Jasmin, Director, Investor Relations, Boralex Inc., 514 284-9868, [email protected]