December 17 2014 - The AQPER (Association québécoise de la production d'énergie renouvelable) welcomes the announcement by Hydro-Québec of the projects selected under the A/O 2013-01 RFP for 450 MW of wind power. The Association salutes the diligence of the Crown corporation which has complied with the initial schedule for the announcement of the results.
A record price
"At 6.3 ¢ per kilowatt hour, the average energy price of winning bids is the lowest ever obtained for tenders in Quebec," said Jean-François Samray, CEO of the AQPER."Wind power prices are now competitive with those of large hydro, which makes it an alternative that must be considered."
A mature industry
"If wind power has reached maturity, it is thanks to the hard work of the people of Quebec's wind industry and to the commitment of successive governments in Quebec," said Mr. Samray. "Developing renewable energy is a winning strategy. It creates jobs, diversifies the Quebec energy portfolio and contributes to our environmental performance. These assets need to be remembered when developing the next energy strategy."
Durée : 4 mois
Lieu : Vieux-Montréal
d’application: dès que le poste est comblé
Environment and Sustainability Awards of Excellence Gala held by the Conseil regional de l’environnement de la Montérégie (Montérégie regional environmental council) in La Prairie, on November 27, 2014. Kruger Energy was presented with the award in recognition of its 100-MW wind farm, which is located in five Montérégie municipalities: Saint-Isidore, Saint-Rémi, Saint-Michel, Saint-Constant and Mercier.
December 3 2014 - During 2013, more than half the investments in green energy were made in the wind sector. A study released on Tuesday by Vancouver based Clean Energy Canada says that investments in green energy rose by 45% last year to total $6.5 billion. Approximately $3.6 billion of this was invested in wind energy. The industry is also increasingly active on the international scene. In 2012, the companies surveyed had exported a total of nearly $270 million in parts and components of wind turbines. Frédéric Côté, Director of the TechnoCentre éolien, says there is great potential in the US market, which is responsible for more than half the exports. He points out, however, that it can take time and effort before getting results. "It may take three, four, five years before the first contract is signed," says Côté. "But we see that there is a favorable environment and that our companies are able to compete with what is done elsewhere."