Cartier Wind Energy
Cartier Wind Energy Inc. was awarded six projects by Hydro-Québec Distribution representing a total of 740 Megawatts (MW) in October 2004.
The six projects are distributed in various communities of the administrative region of Gaspesie, Iles-de-la-Madeleine and the Regional County Municipality of Matane.
These projects represent an investment of more than $1.1 billion and will be commissioned beginning in 2006 and continue up to 2012.
The projects are:
The projects’ total annual production will represent 2.3 terawatt hours (TWh), the energy required to meet the electricity needs of about 150,000 households in the province of Québec. Cartier Wind Energy is owned by TransCanada Corporation (62 per cent) and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. or Innergex Power Income Fund (38 per cent).