Energy

Renewable energy

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High-potential National Resources

In terms of renewable energy, Murdochville has many advantages and great potential for growth, thanks in particular to the presence of:

  • A significant source of wind power
  • Wind TechnoCenter / CORUS Centre test bed (test platform)
  • A geothermal system in the municipal industrial park, which is cheaper for companies for which the cost of energy is crucial in the production process (eg. Greenhouse complex, hosting computer servers, etc.)
  • A significant amount of forest biomass

Wind-powered Structures: Relocation to Mount Rothery
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In May 2013, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, announced the relocation of a project with a capacity of 74 MW of EDF Énergies Nouvelles to Mount Rothery in Murdochville. This project represents an investment of $ 175 million and is expected to generate benefits of $ 185 000 per year over 20 years, for the MRCs of La Côte-de-Gaspé and La Haute-Gaspésie. The site will generate significant regional economic benefits by hiring 150 workers during the construction phase, while ensuring a supply of wind turbine components in the designated region of Gaspésie and MRC de Matane. Source: Gouvernement du Québec

Wind: a Source for Development
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One of Murdochville’s most abundant natural resources is unquestionably the wind. The particular climatic conditions of winter make Murdochville a great place to take advantage of wind energy. Two wind farms have been built in 2004. Also in 2006, a center for research and development of wind energy was created.

Here are some of Murdochville data on wind:

"Murdochville is a laboratory that is perfectly representative of the extreme winter conditions in a complex terrain." Frédéric Côté, CEO of TechnoCentre éolien

 
   
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