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Rivière du Moulin - 350 MW

 

The Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Farm is located in the unorganized territory (UT) Lac Pikauba in the MRC de Charlevoix and the UT of Lac Ministuk in the MRC du Fjord
du Saguenay. The project area is located entirely on public lands.

The 350 MW wind farm will be the largest in Canada when commissioned. It is located in an undeveloped forested area and will therefore not be very visible by the public. The project area is already traversed by many forest roads that can be used during construction. Investments related to the proposed wind project are estimated at $800 million. During the construction phase, approximately 200 jobs will be created in the region. During the operations phase, about 20 permanent jobs will be created to ensure the operation and maintenance of the project.

The wind farm will be developed in 2 phases: the first tranche of 150 MW began construction in 2013 and was commissioned December 17th, 2014. The second tranche of 200 MW is scheduled to begin in 2014 for commissioning by December 2015. The project will comprise a total of 175 turbines with a nameplate capacity of 2 MW.

 

Liaison Committee

 

The Liaison Committee was established to facilitate the contribution of the community in the development of the Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Farm while taking into consideration the interests of land users and encouraging the participation of local businesses.

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Liaison Officer

 

The Liaison Office was established to allow EDF EN Canada to meet with the community and project stakeholders throughout the development process. Ghislain Dubeau will act as the Liaison Officer and will provide a strong link between the activities ...

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Project Phases

 

Phase 1
Preliminary studies of the site
Wind resource assessment and wind farm layout
2006

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Key Project Figures

 

Installed power
350 MW

Total investment
approx. $800 million

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Project Newsletters

Environmental Impact Studies

EDF EN Canada is committed to ongoing communication with the public with respect to the project's progression. To this end, several initiatives have been taken to ensure good communication including: numerous public consultation events and the publication of the quarterly newsletter, The Éole-Lien.

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In Quebec, any wind project of 10 MW or more (Règlement sur l’évaluation et l’examen des impacts sur l’environnement, Article 2.1) is subject to the environmental impacts evaluation process and review under Articles 31.1 and must conform with the Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement (RSQ, c. Q-2) and be authorized by a government decree.

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Press

 
 EDF EN Canada Announces the Commissioning of the first phase of Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project