The 20-year, inflation-linked PPA means Toronto-listed Innergexshould kick off  pre-construction activities such aswood-clearing later this year, enter full construction in 2015, andbring the project into full operation by late 2016.

Negotiations with potential turbine suppliers are underway,Innergex says.

Late last year the developer commissioned the Viger-Denonvillewind farm in Québec using REpower turbines.

Innergexjointly owns the rights to the C$365m ($325m) Mesgi-g Ugju’s’nproject on a 50:50 basis with three indigenous Mi-gmaq communitiesin Québec.