KAHNAWÀ:KE, QC, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies is pleased to announce that its 24 MW St. Cyprien de Napierville wind project has been selected to be awarded a 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) by Hydro-Quebec Distribution with operations to commence in December 2015. Mr. John Bud Morris, President of KSE, states that: "This sustainable development project is very important to us. Our bid complied with all applicable rules and regulations, and we are very happy that Hydro-Quebec accepted it".
Once constructed, the St. Cyprien de Napierville project will deliver approximately 70,500,000 kilowatt hours of clean electricity, powered by Enercon turbines, sufficient to power approximately 3,500 homes. "We are excited to take part in Quebec's sustainable economic development. It is a first for a Mohawk Nation community to be the promoter of a wind power development project. We are ready and eager to be able to rise to this challenge", explains Bud Morris. The project was the only First Nations project to be awarded a PPA by Hydro-Quebec.
KSE is wholly owned by Tewatohnhi'saktha (Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Commission), a Band empowered entity created by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke to generate revenue on behalf of the community.
KSE is determined to achieve, with transparency, the development of its wind farm project at Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville. The project will also provide a significant contribution to the local economy during construction and operation providing numerous opportunities to local suppliers and construction companies. Meetings will be set up with the municipal officials during the course of the coming months to engage in a full and open dialogue based on mutual respect and collaboration. At every stage of the project, the people in the area will be kept informed by the promoter and they will have the opportunity to voice their concerns.
"KSE has always stated its desire to proceed with transparency in informing the population. These important values will continue to be present in the future phases of the project", concludes Bud Morris.
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