MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Energy held a dedication ceremony today at its new wind farm in Montérégie, Québec. The official ceremony was attended by Joseph Kruger II, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kruger Inc.; Gaétan Lelièvre, Minister for Regions and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, several local elected officials and many residents who welcomed the commissioning of this 100-MW wind farm that generated investments of more than $300 million.
"We take great pride in the work we have done in Montérégie. From the very start, relations with the local communities have been based on openness, trust and cooperation and the result is a wind farm that is well integrated into its environment, and a project that brings significant economic benefits to the region," said Jean Roy, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kruger Energy. "We are here for the long run and are committed to maintain this close collaboration for the years to come."
This is Kruger Energy's first wind farm in Québec, and its third in Canada. The other two are located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The Montérégie project consists in 44 wind turbines installed in five Montérégie municipalities, namely Saint-Isidore, Saint-Rémi, Saint-Michel, Saint-Constant and Mercier. The electricity generated - enough to power the equivalent of 10,000 electrically heated homes - will be sold to Hydro-Québec Distribution under a twenty-year contract.
About Kruger Energy
Kruger Energy is a business unit of Kruger Inc. that specializes in the development and management of green and renewable energy power plants. Kruger Inc. and Kruger Energy own and operate 34 production sites, ranging from hydroelectric and wind power plants to biomass cogeneration and biogas plants, and whose total installed capacity exceeds 520 MW.
About Kruger Inc.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy, and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger Inc. operates facilities in Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the United States.
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