PARTNERSHIP

PARTNERS

The Mi’gmaq communities of Québec chose Innergex as their partner for this important project. It constitutes a mutually beneficial relationship founded on shared values, namely respect for both the environment and the process of social acceptability.

The partners control the project in equal measure, each holding a 50% stake. In fact, the board of Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n (MU) Wind Farm, L.P. is made up of four representatives of the Mi’gmaq communities and four representatives of Innergex.

The Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat (MMS) is an organization that represents the three Mi’gmaq communities located on the territory of Gespe’gewa’gi: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj. An essential component of its mandate is to ensure community access to resources in order to benefit from economic growth.

For the three Mi’gmaq communities, the partnership with Innergex is the first agreement undertaken with an energy company, and its goal is to enable them to fully participate in local development of wind power.

Innergex, a leading independent renewable power producer based in Québec, oversaw the development and construction of the wind farm in partnership with the Mi’gmac First Nations of Québec, and will also be responsible for the operation. Innergex has broad experience in completing successful power projects with strong community integration. The company already owns and operates six wind farms in the Gaspé Peninsula and in the Lower St-Lawrence regions.

BENEFITS

FOR THE MI’GMAQ FIRST NATIONS

This project will generate profits of approximately $200 million for the Mi’gmaq over a 20-year period.

The project created many jobs for the Mi’gmaq. More than 300 workers engaged in the development and construction of the wind farm, 110 of them being from Mi’gmaq communities.

FOR THE RCM AND MUNICIPALITIES

The project partners have agreed that Innergex will make an annual indexed contribution of $675,000 to the Avignon RCM, and it will set up an indexed social development fund of C$75,000 to be paid annually.

What’s more, the project will bring additional business to those manufacturers of wind farm components who are already established in the Gaspé Peninsula.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • PETER GROVER
    PETER GROVER PRESIDENT OF THE CORPORATION

    Mr Grover is Vice President – Wind and Solar Project Management at Innergex. He is responsible for overseeing development activities in wind and solar energy, including the development, construction, and operation of the parks.

  • ARMAND MARTIN
    ARMAND MARTIN DIRECTOR

    Armand Martin is a member of the Mi’gmaq community of Gesgapegiag.
    Mr. Martin currently chairs the Gesgapegiag Human Resources Development Commission’s Employment & Training Board of Directors. He holds the youth portfolio on the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band Council.

  • CHARLES DESMEULES
    CHARLES DESMEULES DIRECTOR

    Charles Desmeules is Director – Legal Affairs at Innergex. He advises Innergex on its operations and its development.

  • DELPHINE METALLIC
    DELPHINE METALLIC DIRECTOR

    A Mi’gmaq woman from Listuguj Quebec, Delphine has been a lifelong resident of this vibrant and culturally rich community.  Delphine has been employed with the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government for over 20 years and currently as the Economic Development Manager.  She possesses good insight into community values and vision for the future and ensuring those things important to Listugujewaq are intertwined in projects and strategic directions for the community.

  • LOUIS ROBERT
    LOUIS ROBERT DIRECTOR

    Louis Robert has been working for Innergex since January 2006 where he holds the position of Senior Director – Development, Partnerships & Community Relations. His specific tasks include project management, implementation of wind farm development strategies, negotiation of agreements with landowners, and with RCMs, municipalities and various local organizations.

  • NADIA ROBERTSON
    NADIA ROBERTSON CHAIR OF THE BOARD

    Nadia Robertson is a member of the Mi’gmaq community of Gespeg and has always participated in her community’s development. She believes in being part of an administration that shares the vision of building economies and that can govern institutions, minimize economic leakage and restore land rights.