Enbridge Purchases Interest in Wind Project

Enbridge Inc. completed the purchase from EDF EN Canada Inc. of a 50 per cent undivided interest in the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind project. The project is located in the municipalities of Saint-Ludger and Saint-Robert Bellarmin, within the MRC Le Granit in Quebec, and consists of 40 wind turbines supplied by REpower and made with regionally-manufactured blades, towers and converters. The project has achieved commercial operation in October 2012.

EDF EN Canada Development Inc. has led and managed the procurement and construction of the project, and EDF Renewable Services Inc. will provide long-term operations and maintenance services to the project. Hydro-Québec Distribution will buy the power under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie has constructed an approximately 38 kilometer transmission line to connect the project to the grid under an interconnection agreement.

Enbridge Inc. and its subsidiaries were represented internally by Ray Dean with assistance from McCarthy Tétrault LLP with a team of Marc Dorion, Philippe Fortier, Louis-Nicolas Boulanger and Maxime Léveillé (corporate); Danielle Drolet, Marie-Pier Gosselin and Stéphanie Dorion (real estate); Dominique Amyot-Bilodeau (environmental) and Thom Isaac and Marc-Alexandre Hudon (Aboriginal).

EDF EN Canada and its affiliates were represented internally by Julie Chabot, Marc McClean and Catherine Thomas, with assistance from Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team of Erik Richer La Flèche, Maxime Turcotte, Maxime Jacquin, Olivier Boulva and Pierre Fournier-Simard (corporate); Jean-Guillaume Shooner and Nicolas Désy (tax) and Stephen Hamilton (competition). Dentons Canada LLP also represented EDF EN Canada with a team of Mylany David and Charles Côté-Lépine (real estate and environmental) and Ann Bigué (Aboriginal).