April 16, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Hydro-Québec Distribution issued a call for tenders in order to meet the long-term electricity needs of its Québec customer base. The call for tenders is for 100 MW of firm capacity on an annual basis. The electricity must be generated by a Québec-based power station where at least 75 percent of the input is from biomass. Deliveries may start between June 1, 2005, and October 1, 2008. The contracts may vary from 15 to 20 years and must be approved by the Régie de l’énergie (Québec energy board). Hydro-Québec Distribution will seek the project combination offering the lowest cost. The call for tenders is open to all bidders and all commercially recognized generation technologies. Bids must be for power generated from new facilities.