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Electricity sales to Hydro Quebec restart paper mill

Resolute Forest Products is selling energy from its cogeneration plant to Quebec's power grid.


August 24, 2012
by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Resolute Forest Products Inc.  is preparing to restart its paper mill in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que., providing direct employment for 135 people.

The community is about 370 kilometres northwest of Quebec City in the Lac-Saint-Jean region

The Montreal-based company says the decision follows approval of electricity sales from its Mistassini cogeneration plant to Hydro-Quebec, the provincial power grid.

The forest product company formerly known as AbitibiBowater says the restart represents an investment of $20 million.

©The Canadian Press