Government of Quebec Signs New Wind Power Purchase Agreement

Government of Quebec Signs New Wind Power Purchase Agreement

RES is pleased to announce that Hydro-Quebec has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Parc éolien Apuiat S.E.C., a partnership between the Innu First Nation communities in Quebec and Boralex Inc. The Partnership is concurrently purchasing the 200MW wind project from RES, which is located in the Côte-Nord region of Québec, Canada.

Apuait Wind Project courtesy

RES launched the development of the site in 2012 and teamed in 2016 with Boralex to develop the Apuiat project. This is a flagship project for participating Innu First Nation communities who shall be project owners alongside Boralex, situated on their Nitassinan (traditional territories), with RES today selling down its interest to the long-term owners.

RES and Boralex worked together on the permitting and design of the project, drawing upon RES’ 39 years of experience developing renewable energy projects in Québec and around the globe.  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.

“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,” said Peter Clibbon, RES Senior VP of Development. “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.”

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