Gespe’gewa’gi, March 21st 2014 The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi, which represents the Mi’gmaq communities of Gesgapegiag, Gespeg, and Listuguj, is proud to announce the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro Québec for a 149.65-megawatt wind farm.

This power purchase agreement is the result of an announcement made by the Québec government, on May 10th, 2013, of its intention to pursue the development of the wind power industry in Québec with the allotment of 800 megawatts for new projects, of which a 150-­megawatt wind power block goes to the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi.

“We are proud to contribute to maximizing economic benefits in terms of jobs and manufacturing investments in Gaspésie,” mentions Chief Rod Larocque of the Mi’gmaq community of Gesgapegiag.

This wind farm project constitutes a partnership with Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., under the name of Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm (MU), S.E.C.

“We are honoured and proud to have been chosen by the Mi’gmaq communities of Quebec to jointly develop this wind energy project, and the signing of a power purchase agreement marks an important milestone in the progression of its development”, states Michel Letellier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innergex.

The Wind Farm will be located in Gaspésie in the regional county municipality of Avignon and will be connected to the main Hydro-­Québec grid no later than December 1st, 2016.

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