Hydro-Québec calls 450MW tender
Hydro-Québec Distribution has issued a tender call for purchase of 450MW of wind power with the initial 100MW linked to the provincial electric utility’s grid no later than 1 December 2016.
Hydro-Québec will purchase 300MW produced by wind farms located in the Bas St-Laurent and Gaspésie les-de-la-Madeleine regions, and 150 MW from others across Québec. It stipulates that 350MW of that amount be connected to its grid by 1 December 2017.
The energy price including the cost of transmission plus balancing service and firming capacity, must not exceed 9 cents per kWh in 2014 dollars.
The projects will have to meet content rules as follows:
*A 60% minimum of project costs must be spent in Québec, including those for installation of wind turbines.
*A 35% minimum of wind turbine costs must be allocated to the regional county municipality of La Matanie and the administrative region of Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
- The bid submission deadline is 3 September 2014.