Enbridge to acquire 50% of EDF EN Canada's 80-MW wind farm in Quebec
Jul 23, 2013 - EDF EN Canada Inc has agreed to sell a 50% interest in its 80-MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind park in Quebec, Canada, to Canadian energy supplier Enbridge Inc (TSE:ENB).
The two companies said in a joint statement on Monday that this is their third partnership in the province of Quebec. Apart from the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin facility, EDF EN and Enbridge jointly own the 150-MW Massif du Sud and the 300-MW Lac-Alfred wind parks.
The almost USD-200-million (EUR 151.6m) Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind power facility in the Quebec municipality of Saint-Robert-Bellarmin of the MRC du Granit was put online last October. Powered by 40 turbines of Repower Systems, the German arm of Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd (BOM:532667), it produces enough electricity to supply more than 18,000 Quebec households. It operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with local utility Hydro-Quebec.
The system is run by EDF Renewable Services Inc, formerly enXco Service Corp.
Both EDF Renewable Services and EDF Energies Nouvelles are part of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF). EDF EN Canada is set to construct total of 1,003 MW in Quebec by the end of 2015, it said.
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