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    CanWEA: Wind Energy Leads In New Capacity Additions For Canada

    9 June 2015

    Since 2010, 38% of all new capacity in Canada came from wind energy – more than any other competing form of electricity, according to data from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). With more than 5.6 GW installed during that period, wind leads natural gas, hydro, nuclear and solar. At the same time, Canada’s coal-fired generating capacity has fallen. A

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    Plan Nord toward 2035: The TechnoCentre éolien Intends to Contribute

    15 April 2015

    The TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) notes with interest the “Plan Nord toward 2035” as presented by the Quebec government. Indeed, wind energy in different aspects is one of the actions proposed by the said plan, which will allow the industry and the research sector to develop this form of green energy north of the 49th parallel. The 20 or so communities

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    EDF EN Canada Gets PPA For Nicolas-Riou Project

    18 February 2015

    A wind energy consortium led by EDF EN Canada reports that Hydro-Quebec Distribution has awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to the 224.4 MW Nicolas-Riou wind project, located in the Basques and Rimouski-Neigette regional county municipalities (RCMs). According to EDF EN Canada, Hydro-Quebec Distribution selected the project following the provincial utility’s 2013 call for tenders. Further details

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    Quebec Businesses Set Out to Conquer Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market in North America

    5 February 2015

    Four Quebec-based businesses specializing in wind turbine operation and maintenance are delighted upon their return from the trade mission organized by the TechnoCentre éolien and the ACCORD Wind Energy Cluster within the framework of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) O&M and Safety Seminar. Held in San Diego, California on February 2 and 3, this annual event brought together no

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    Wind turbine noise not linked to health problems, Health Canada finds

    6 November 2014

    A Health Canada study has found no link between exposure to wind turbine noise and negative health effects in people. Wind turbine noise did not have any measurable effect on illness and chronic disease, stress and sleep quality, Health Canada said. However, the louder the wind turbine noise was, the more people reported being very or extremely annoyed, the department

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    Call for tenders for the purchase of 450 MW of wind power: Hydro-Québec Distribution received 54 bids totaling 6 627,5 MW

    6 November 2014

    Today marks Hydro-Québec Distribution’s public bid opening for the bids received in response to its A/O 2013-01 call for tenders launched on December 18, 2013, for the purchase of 450 MW of wind power produced in Québec. Hydro-Québec Distribution received 54 bids totaling 6 627,5 MW. The bids must not exceed $0.09/kWh, to which transmission costs must be added. Further

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    Quebec Government Issues Thumbs Up To 150 MW Wind Project

    17 October 2014

    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that the 150 MW Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n wind farm has obtained a decree from the Quebec government. The official decree marks the end of the environmental approval process and gives the green light for construction to begin on the project, which is located in the Gaspe Peninsula. Project company Mesgi”g Ugju’s”n Wind Farm LP is

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    Quebec examining wind power’s future

    17 July 2014

    The government of Quebec says it wants to take another, closer and possibly more lucrative look at the future of wind power. Energy Minister Pierre Arcand announced this morning that he is setting up a working group involving the industry’s main players who will be asked to prepare a long-range report on the future of wind power here. Arcand knows

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    Developers Queuing Up for 4th Wind Power Call for Tenders

    5 July 2014

    Hydro-Québec’s 450 MW call for tenders for wind energy is shaping up to be an intensely competitive one. With less than two months to go before the deadline for submissions, wind developers have between 2640 and 2855 MW of projects in development in Quebec, or six times the sought capacity, according to a survey conducted by Le Soleil. Further details

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    Lower St.Lawrence: The “Société Énergie Éolienne” officially created

    18 June 2014

    The eight regional county municipalities (RCMs) of the Lower St. Lawrence region and the Malecite of Viger First Nation (PNMV) have officially created the Société Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent in order to participate in all ongoing calls for tenders for the purchase of electricity from community wind farms. Thanks to this association, these public partners explain in a press release that

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