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Completing an agreement first announced by GE Energy and Hydro-Québec in October 2004, GE Energy has signed contracts with two developers to supply up to 660 wind turbines for eight projects in the province of Quebec. When the projects come on-line between 2006 and 2012, they will add 990MW of wind-generated electricity to the power grid of Hydro-Québec. The contract signings follow a memorandum of understanding signed in October, naming GE Energy as the turbine supplier for the projects. GE will supply up to 740MW of wind turbines to Cartier Wind Energy and up to 250MW of wind turbines to Northland Power Inc./Northland Power Income Fund. GE will support the projects with a significant portion of the contracts supplied locally in the Province of Quebec. It is planned that, over the course of six years, GE’s wind turbines will be installed at eight locations. The power generated will be provided to Hydro-Québec Distribution, the utility’s retail division, for distribution throughout Quebec.
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