Québec Moves Forward with Wind Farm Project
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Québec City has moved forward with the large-scale Apuiat wind farm project.
The project focuses on energy transition, with a view to reducing greenhouse gases. An increasing demand for electricity can be foreseen, as a result of the deployment of the green economy plan, and potential projects to export electricity to the U.S. and other Canadian provinces.
This version of the project provides for a 17 per cent reduction in the electricity price, compared to 2018.
Members of Quebec City municipal government, ministers from the provincial government, Chiefs from the Innu Community of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Innu Essipit Band Council, Hydro-Québec, and Boralex Inc., were all a part of the partnership.
“After many months of work with our Indigenous partners, I am proud to present a win-win project for the Innu communities, for Québec and for the planet. This is excellent news for the entire wind energy sector, in which costs have come down considerably. This means savings for all Quebecers, and substantial royalties will be paid to the local communities.” said Québec Premier François Legault.
The agreement provides for the signing of a 30-year contract to purchase the electricity that will be produced by the Apuiat wind farm.
“Apuiat” in Innu Aimun, means a paddle; a symbol of moving forward together in the same direction.