At all times, Boralex promotes the adoption of best practices in environmental protection, from protecting biodiversity and conserving natural habitats to managing residual materials and reducing the air emissions of its operations.
Compliance with laws and regulations
Its environmental mission is clear: at all times, Boralex demonstrates the necessary discipline to comply with the laws and regulations in effect and make the necessary changes. In 2017, Boralex filed a remedial action plan with the Quebec’s ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques as soon as it received notice that it exceeded the authorized limits for the bark storage area of the Senneterre thermal power station. This was the only notice of non-compliance received in 2017 for any its facilities and resulted in no fines or penalties.
Protecting natural habitats and biodiversity
In Canada, Boralex is involved in various programs to protect habitats and biodiversity. As a result, it supports the establishment of a protected area near the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms in order to preserve the wildlife habitat of the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird of the same family as the American blackbird, considered at risk. In addition, during the construction of the Moose Lake, British Columbia and Port Ryerse, Ontario wind farms, it ensured that the land was revegetated and reclaimed to allow agricultural activities to resume.
For its hydroelectric power stations on the Rimouski and Jacques-Cartier rivers in Québec, Boralex is implementing measures for the conservation of aquatic wildlife, in particular passes to allow smolts to safely descend the river.
“Working closely with local communities is really motivating. Our projects have positive environmental and community impacts and are beneficial to the vigor of local economies.”
- Alexandra Agagnier, Project Manager, Development and Community Relations, Kingsey Falls, Québec
For more information, please download our 2017 Annual Report.
Last Updated: March 2018
Our partnership with WWF France
On May 31, 2017, Boralex renewed its partnership with World Wildlife Fund France (WWF), extending its 2011 agreement to 2020. Under the terms of this agreement, WWF France and Boralex are collaborating to protect species and their habitats in connection with the wind power segment development.