Utilities, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - February 9, 2021
Hydro-Quebec purchases 200 MW of wind power
Canadian public utility Hydro-Quebec announced on Feb. 4 that it signed a PPA to purchase power from the 200-MW Apuiat wind project. Hydro-Québec manages electricity in the Canadian province of Quebec, as well as the export of power to portions of the Northeast United States.
Hydro-Quebec will purchase the project from developer RES, which will sell down its interest to project owners including participating Innu First Nation communities and renewable energy company Boralex.
"As a company which is committed to decarbonizing all electricity generation, RES is proud to have initiated the Apuiat project and helped the government of Quebec's commitment to clean power," Peter Clibbon, RES senior VP of development, said in a statement. "Our partnership with Boralex allowed us to advance a high-quality project which both aligns with community interests and values, as well as contributing to reducing the effects of climate change."
RES and Boralex worked together on the permitting and design of the project. The Apuiat project will create approximately 300 jobs during construction, with approximately 10 permanent jobs staying in the region to maintain operations over 30 years.