Quebec wind project breaks ground

Gaz Métro and Boralex Inc. began construction on the C$700 million ($717.4 million) first phase of the 366 MW Seigneurie de Beaupré project in Quebec, Canada. The first phase will have an installed capacity of 272 MW.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2013. Most of the access roads will be built this year along with 43 of the 126 turbines. In 2012, the companies expect to build the electrical substation to connect to the Hydro-Quebec grid, complete and install the towers, nacelles and blades andfinish access roads and foundations.

A second phase of the plant with 69 MW installed is expected to enter service in 2014.

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