We use the forces of nature to produce wind energy, a renewable source that is both powerful and reliable. The movement of the wind turbines generates mechanical energy that is transformed into electricity, providing an option that’s both clean and natural. Where there's wind, there's energy.

Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms – Québec

The Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farms are among the largest of their kind in the country. Including Boralex and energy corporation Valener, Gaz Métro owns three wind farms: Farms 2 and 3, commissioned at the end of 2013, and Farm 4, commissioned at the end of 2014. Together, these farms comprise 154 wind turbines totalling an installed capacity of 340 MW and generating enough electricity to satisfy the annual consumption of more than 65,000 Québec homes.

The North Star

You’d have to travel all the way to the Far North to see the world’s first elevated wind turbine. To stabilize its energy variation and provide it with a direct current in Nunavik’s harsh climate, the wind turbine can rely on an energy storage and distribution system designed by Gaz Métro in partnership with Tugliq Energy Co.

Photo: Justin Bulota, Copyright © 2016, Tugliq

The strong, silent type

Wind turbines can stand up to 139 metres tall, as high as a 36-storey office tower. But despite their impressive size, they barely make a sound. Even from just 500 metres away, the noise level is comparable to that of a library.

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High-speed turns

The Seigneurie de Beaupré wind farm is one of the windiest places in Canada. In fact, the tip of a wind turbine blade can reach speeds up to 300 km/h—nearly as fast as a Formula 1 race car!

Wind-swept hills as far as the eye can see

Stretching over 1,600 square kilometres, the grounds of Seigneurie de Beaupré are three times the size of the island of Montréal.

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Powered by the winds that blow

Together, the wind turbines at Seigneurie de Beaupré have a capacity of 340 MW. What can be done with that much energy? It can be used to play the same record for several years, or power 65,000 households.

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