Plans for potential wind farm in Restigouche County still in preliminary stage

The company behind a potential wind development project in eastern Restigouche County says plans are still in the preliminary stage.

The 146.6-megawatt wind farm at Blue Mountain in Colborne Parish is one of five proposed for the province if energy company Emera wins a bid to supply Massachusetts with renewable energy.

Phillipe Abergel of Renewable Energy Systems Canada tells The Tribune that Emera would first have to be chosen by the U.S. state, and then go through various legal steps, before the project would become a reality.

Abergel estimates that about 400 people would be employed at peak construction.