GE Energy has signed contracts with two developers to supply up to 660 wind turbines for eight projects in the province of Quebec. The projects will generate close to 1 GW when developed come between 2006 and 2012. The deal is claimed to be the largest single award for wind generation capacity.

GE will supply up to 740 MW of turbines to Cartier Wind Energy and up to 250 MW to Northland Power Inc. GE’s 1.5 MW units will be used in the developments and will be installed at eight potential locations including Anse-a-Valleau, Baie-des-Sables, St.- Ulric/St.Léandre, Carleton, Les Méchins, Mont Louis, Montagne – Seche, and Gros Morne I and II. The power generated will be provided to Hydro-Québec Distribution, the utility’s retail division, for distribution throughout Quebec.