Gilles Lefrançois: a leader in the wind energy industry

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Gilles Lefrançois, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Innergex Management Inc. ("Innergex") and Chairman
of the Board of Directors of Cartier Wind Energy Inc. ("Cartier") was awarded
the 2007 Individual Leadership Award during the annual conference of the
Canadian Wind Energy Association ("CanWEA") held on October 2, 2007. This
honour is awarded annually to an individual who has, through his own efforts,
significantly contributed to the development of the wind energy industry in
    During the ceremony, CanWEA underlined "the success of the first of
Cartier's projects, Baie-des-Sables, that served as a model of wind project
development in terms of its community engagement and outreach efforts. As
President of Innergex and spokesperson for the Coalition pour la promotion de
l'énergie éolienne, Mr. Gilles Lefrançois has also been very active in public
relations, speaking on many occasions on behalf of the wind industry,
including radio interviews, newspaper articles, etc. He also spearheaded the
launch of a partnership between Innergex II Inc. and the Fédération Québécoise
des Municipalités to support small wind projects and initiated discussions
with municipal leaders to come to a consensus position on the issue of
municipal royalty payments."
    Gilles Lefrançois founded Innergex in 1990. Its purpose was to develop
small hydroelectric projects in the Province of Québec. Since then, the
company has grown and two income funds were created: Innergex Power Income
Fund (listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IEF.UN) which operates
hydroelectric projects in Canada and United States totalling 130 MW of
installed capacity, and Innergex II Income Fund (privately owned) which
develops hydroelectric and wind farm projects in North America.


    Innergex Management Inc. is a corporation created in 2002 to provide
management and administrative services to Innergex Power Income Fund and
Innergex II Income Fund. Innergex Management Inc. employees have over 15 years
of experience in the design, development, construction and operation of
renewable energy projects.

For further information:

For further information: Mrs. Jacinthe Majeau, Director - Investors
Relations, Innergex Management Inc., (450) 928-2550 x222,,

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