Windmills Trail

Windmills Trail's creation and building became possible with the help of Cartier Wind Energy, inc.  In 2005 a twenty-year long financial partnership was established between Cartier Wind Energy, inc and the International Appalachian Trail -  Quebec.  The IAT - QC wishes to thank Cartier Wind Energy, inc. for their support. 

The trail was inaugurated on September 11th 2009 and consists of a 6.3 kilometer long loop that connecting to the International Appalachian Trail - Quebec and featuring the windwills of L'Anse-à-Valleau.  This trail was made for the pleasure of the general public and makes an enjoyable short hike.  Read the news article.



Cartier Wind Energy Inc. is owned by TransCanada Corporation (62 %) and Innergex II Inc. (38 %) .  Cartier Wind Energy Inc. was awarded six projects by Hydro-Québec Distribution representing a total of 740 Megawatts (MW) in October 2004 .  It should be in service in 2012 .  Some projects, of which the L'Anse-à-Valleau wind farm is part of, are already in place.  The power production of the L'Anse-à-Valleau wind farm should turn around 100.5 MW.

TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. Their network of more than 59,000 kilometres (36,500 miles) of pipeline taps into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 370 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns, controls or is developing approximately 11,700 megawatts of power generation.

Innergex II Inc. is a Quebec based power producer which specializes in the development, ownership and operation of renewable energy projects. The management of Innergex II initiated in 2000 the development of wind power projects in Gaspesie and the Regional County Municipality of Matane. Since then, the company has worked actively with local communities and suppliers to structure sustainable projects that are environmentally and socially sound. Innergex Power Income Fund, a public income fund managed by the same group, owns eight hydroelectric power stations in Quebec and Ontario.

Cartier Wind Energy Inc.
TransCanada Corporation

TransCanada Corporation - Cartier Wind Energy Inc.
Innergex II Inc.