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Close 2023-09-07 C$ 31.76
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Boralex signs contract for difference for Limekiln

2023-09-08 09:30 ET - News Release

Mr. Nicolas Wolff reports


Boralex Inc. has secured a contract for difference (CfD) has been secured for its Limekiln wind farm in Scotland. The United Kingdom Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has awarded Boralex's 108-megawatt wind energy project near Thurso, in the north of Scotland, a 15-year CfD at a level of 52.29 British pounds per megawatt-hour in 2012 prices (equivalent to 72.35 British pounds per megawatt-hour in July, 2023, prices). Country manager Esbjorn Wilmar said: "We are very pleased to have secured a strong CfD for Limekiln. This strike price provides us with the certainty of a stable income and helps to secure project finance. The enabling works have already been completed and the turbine supply agreement with Vestas was signed last year. Having the CfD now in place, with the construction of the on-site substation and grid connection under way, the project is making good progress."

Nicolas Wolff, executive vice-president and general manager, Europe, commented: "To keep costs down, renewable energy companies need a stable policy environment to foster confidence, to reduce the cost of investment, and to ensure an affordable, clean and secure energy supply. The CfD that has been announced today meets these objectives and we look forward to bringing the project to fruition."

Contracts for difference were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2014 as a market support mechanism for low-carbon energy projects. The scheme is designed to encourage the development of large-scale renewable energy infrastructure at the lowest cost to the consumer whilst levelling out market volatility.

The Limekiln wind farm consists of 24 Vestas V136 4.5-megawatt wind turbines measuring 150 metres to the tip of the blade. It is expected that the project will be fully operational by 2025.

The Limekiln wind farm is Boralex's flagship project in the United Kingdom and the company's first step to reach its ambition to grow the portfolio of ready-to-build and operational renewable energy assets in the United Kingdom to one gigawatt by 2030.

About Boralex Inc.

At Boralex, the company has been providing affordable renewable energy accessible to everyone for over 30 years. As a leader in the Canadian market and France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power, the company also has facilities in the United States and development projects in the United Kingdom. Over the past five years, Boralex's installed capacity has more than doubled to over three gigawatts. Boralex is developing a portfolio of over six gigawatts in wind projects, solar projects and storage projects, guided by its values and the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach. Through profitable and sustainable growth, Boralex is actively participating in the fight against global warming. Thanks to its fearlessness, its discipline, its expertise and its diversity, the company continues to be an industry leader. Boralex's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLX.

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