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Gros-Morne

Energy Wind energy
Status In operation
Commissioned 2011
PPA expiration 2032
Innergex participation (%) 38.0
Capacity - gross (MW) 211.5
Capacity - net (MW) 80.4
Client Hydro-Québec
Partner TransCanada

Project

The Gros-Morne wind farm is located in the Municipalities of Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis and Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Québec. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 211.5 MW and should generate 650,000 MWh of electricity each year.

Gros-Morne was developed in two phases. Phase I was commissioned on November 29, 2011, and Phase II was commissioned on November 6, 2012.

Under the terms of a power purchase agreement (PPA) signed for Phases I and II, Hydro-Québec has committed to buy all the electricity generated at this facility for a term of 21 years effective with the start of commercial operations of Phase I in November 2011. Electricity pricing is set in the contract and adjusted yearly, on the basis primarily of the consumer price index.

Partnership

Innergex’s partner in this project is TransCanada. Innergex holds a 38% interest in this wind farm and a 50% stake in Cartier énergie éolienne, the management entity that oversees all aspects of its development, construction, and operation.