Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm, Canada
Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n wind farm is the first Aboriginal wind project in Quebec. The project includes many other firsts, such as the first Senvion 3 MW series turbine to be installed in North America. The Senvion 3.2M114 is one of the largest machine installed in Canada to date, and it features a rated output of 3.2 MW, a hub height of 100 meters, and a rotor diameter of 114 meters.
Senvion specially adapted the 3.2M114 to meet North American standards such as Canadian winters. This turbine is fully equipped with a hot air anti-icing system and is able to produce high yield even in cold climate. It is also one of the quietest turbines in its class.
The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation (MMBC) represents a 50-50 partnership between the three Mi’gmaq communities of Quebec and developer Innergex. An essential objective of the MMBC’s mandate is to ensure community access to resources in order to benefit from economic growth. The project represents a considerable employment opportunity for both Mi’gmaq and local workers, and will generate economic benefits of approximately $150 million for the community over a 20-year period.