MONTREAL, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 4th Québec Wind Industry Gala, organized by the TechnoCentre éolien in Gaspé (Québec, Canada) on June 10, awarded Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") as Business of the Year.
Having nominated Boralex in the Developer and Operator of wind farm category and Étienne Champagne as Personality of the Year category, the Corporation was awarded by the jury, in recognition of the excellence of our entire application, the highlight prize of the evening instead.
It goes without saying that the achievement, with our partners Gaz Métro and Valener, of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, the leadership there has been demonstrated in terms of health and safety and the mobilization efforts, have contributed to this recognition. These factors, combined with our recent wind power progress in Québec, more specifically in Côte-de-Beaupré and Témiscouata regions, and our real concern to build sustainable long-term relationships with our host communities due to our unique developer-operator profile, convinced the members of the jury of the relevance of Boralex as the winner of this award in 2014.
Patrick Lemaire insisted in his acceptance speech that "this recognition, we share it with all our partners who are essential to our success, but, first and foremost, with the team of Boralex. The Québec team, but also the teams of Canada, France and the United States that have allowed us to acquire a solid experience in wind and an expertise as an operator of energy sites." He also mentioned the pride he has towards the wind industry in Québec which, in only a decade, has built a diversified manufacturing chain, developed many suppliers business that succeed here and abroad and set up high quality wind farms.
Boralex is a power producer whose core business is dedicated to the development and the operation of renewable energy power stations. Currently, the Corporation operates an asset base with an installed capacity of more than 650 MW in Canada, France and the Northeastern United States. Boralex is also committed under power development projects, both independently and with Canadian and European partners, to add approximately 250 MW of power that will be put in service by the end of 2015. With more than 200 employees, Boralex is known for its diversified expertise and in-depth experience in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex's shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DB, respectively. More information is available at www.boralex.com or www.sedar.com.
SOURCE Boralex Inc.