Hydro-Quebec Amends Call for Tenders

Hydro-Quebec Distribution, the Hydro-Quebec division responsible for supplying electricity to customers in Quebec, amended its first call for tenders, increasing to 1,200 MW its requirements for firm capacity and the associated energy.

MONTREAL, Quebec 2002-03-19 [SolarAccess.com] Hydro-Quebec Distribution had announced on March 4 its intention to amend the quantities of its call for tenders. In a letter dated March 7, the Regie de l’energie notes that additional requirements for electricity must be met beginning in 2005 and deems that the distributor will be taking the necessary steps to ensure the supply of electricity for its customers. Hydro-Quebec Distribution intends to maintain the same schedule and conditions for its call for tenders. Accordingly, it will not accept any bid for more than 600 MW from any single site. Deliveries are to start between January 1, 2006 and March 1, 2007. The contracts will be for terms ranging from 15 to 25 years, under certain conditions. The call for tenders is open to any interested bidder and to all types of generation technologies commercially available. The electricity must originate from generation facilities located in Quebec. The schedule for this call for tenders is as follows: -Pre-bid conferences for parties interested in bidding (in French: March 26, 2002; in English: March 27, 2002) -Deadline for submitting the Call for Tenders Registration Form (Notice of Intent to Bid) :April 30 -Deadline for submission of bids: June 13 -Opening of bids: June 14 -Announcement of the bids retained: September -Execution of contracts: December
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