Hydropower, Project Development, Wind Power

Hydro-Quebec RFP Calls for 2,000 MW Wind Power

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Hydro-Quebec Distribution is issuing a call for tenders today for the purchase of 2,000 MW of wind power generated in Quebec to meet the long-term electricity needs of Quebec customers. Deliveries must begin between December 1, 2009 and December 1, 2013. Projects must have the following Quebec and regional content: a minimum of 60 percent of the total cost of each wind farm must be incurred in Quebec; a minimum of 30 percent of all wind turbine costs must be incurred in a region defined as the regional county municipality of Matane and the administrative region of Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine. A bid may deal with all or a portion of an annual requested quantity. In addition, projects that contribute to the development and participation of local communities and Native communities will be encouraged. The terms of the contracts may vary between 15 and 25 years and are subject to approval by the Regie de l’energie.