Wind: meeting communities in three Quebec regions

June 8, 2023
News article Energy

A Kruger Energy team went on the road in spring 2023 to meet citizens in three regions of Quebec where potential wind farm projects are under development.

This initiative comes in the wake of Hydro-Québec’s latest call for bids for 1,500 MW of wind power. Kruger Energy had proposals for the deployment of three projects in three regions: the Centre-du-Québec wind project, the Les Jardins wind project in the Jardins-de-Napierville RCM and theSaint-Paul wind project in Saint-Paul-de-Monmontminy.

As a condition for selection, applicants must first get the approval of the host communities. One of the crucial steps in the development process consists in holding public hearings in the municipalities concerned.

Representatives of Kruger Energy therefore met with the citizens of Aston-Jonction on May 25, Saint-Wenceslas on May 29, Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington on May 31 and Saint-Paul-de-Montminy on June 7 for these projects.

Over 100 citizens attended each event, a testament to the interest in wind power development.

On the one hand, these events are a chance to introduce the Kruger Energy company and the wind project it seeks to carry out. On the other hand, it is an opportunity for the team to start a conversation with the communities and to share its approach based on good neighbourliness, environmental protection and sustainable development principles. Kruger Energy is also committed to answering citizens’ questions with an open mind.

Following these meetings, the Kruger Energy team was able to submit two projects to Hydro-Québec: the Les Jardins wind project and the Saint-Paul-de-Montminy one. The projects selected by Hydro-Québec will be announced by the end of 2023 for commissioning between 2027 and 2029.

Should they be approved, these projects would add to the two wind farms already operated by Kruger Energy in Quebec, specifically the Des Cultures and Montérégie ones. Both are located southwest of Montréal and have a combined capacity of 124 MW.

*For further information, please refer to the website of the dedicated project, available in hyperlink.