INNERGEX THE 25 MW VIGER-DENONVILLE WIND FARM, LOCATED IN QUÉBEC, WAS DEVELOPED BY INNERGEX IN A 50-50 JOINT VENTURE WITH THE RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP REGIONAL COUNTY MUNICIPALITY.
OVER TWO AND A HALF DECADES THEY HAVE BUILT A PORTFOLIO OF 33 ASSETS: 26 RUN-OF-RIVER HYDRO FACILITIES, SIX WIND FARMS, AND ONE SOLAR FARM.
Innergex Renewable Energy specialize in sustainable power and this year they are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Over two and a half decades they have built a portfolio of 33 assets: 26 run-of-river hydro facilities, six wind farms, and one solar farm. At present the organization is developing five more assets to grow its offering to the
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provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia in Canada. Director, Communications and Sustainable Development Marie-Josée Privyk talks to Sustainable Business Magazine about the company's new assets, strength of their existing stock, commitment to social relations, and hopes for expansion into international markets.
MAKING NEW THE OLD In the early 1990s, Innergex were one of the first companies to take up old run-ofriver hydro facilities and bring them back into full usage. "In the early 1990s, small private producers in Quebec were offered contracts to redevelop the small hydro infrastructure,” explains Ms. Privyk. “Then we expanded to other parts of Canada over the next few years. In the early 2000s the Government of Quebec decided to create a wind energy industry and launched a request for proposals of 1000 megawatts, for which Innergex won several contracts. Later, in 2011, we acquired a solar project in Ontario shortly after construction began and brought that online in 2012." At present there is an installed capacity of 1200 megawatts within Innergex's portfolio but their five new projects will raise this total to approximately 1500 megawatts. Four of these projects are run-of-river hydro facilities located in British Columbia and one is a wind farm located in Quebec,
Published on Apr 23, 2015