Ranking for 2013: 60
Industry Sector: Energy
Specific Sector: Wind
Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion
Project Value: $800,000,000
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Private
Location: MRC Côte-de-Beaupré, Quebec
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015
Two adjacent wind farms with a total generating capacity of 272 MW and 126 turbines are being constructed by a private consortium made up of Boralex and Gaz Métro. They are located in the historic, forested lands of the Seigneurie de Beaupré, owned by a seminary of the Quebec diocese of the Catholic Church. Aside from the wind farms, the uninhabited lands are used by the seminary for selective logging, and are partially leased to hunting and fishing clubs.
The farms should both become operational by late 2013.
The smaller Wind Farm 1 is already running, while Wind Farm 4, currently undergoing environmental approval, could be built by 2015.