2013 was a record year in Quebec where a total of eight wind
farm projects totalling approximately 1,050 megawatts have been
commissioned, including the Viger-Denonville wind farm project, the
first community wind farm project in Quebec from the call for
tenders A/O 2009-02.
This trend should continue in 2014 with eight additional wind
farm projects, including four community wind farm projects, to be
commissioned for a total of approximately 436 MW.
HYDRO-QUÉBEC DISTRIBUTION SEEKING TENDERS FOR 450 MW OF
As a reminder, Hydro-Québec Distribution (HQD) issued a
call for tenders A/O 2013-01 for a total of 450 MW of
wind-generated electricity on December 18, 2013 (A/O 2013-01).
Parties interested to submit a bid pursuant to A/O 2013-01 have to
respect various milestones, including the submission of the call
for tenders registration form no later than April 18, 2014 and the
submission of the bid no later than September 3, 2014.
The 450 MW available under A/O 2013-01 will be separated into
two geographical regions: 300 MW for wind farm projects located in
the Bas-Saint-Laurent or Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
regions and 150 MW for wind farm projects located across Quebec.
The A/O 2013-01 does not impose additional sublimits to the size of
wind farm projects.
Pursuant to A/O 2013-01, 100 MW shall be commissioned by
December 1, 2016 and the remaining 350 MW shall be commissioned by
December 1, 2017.
OWNERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY WIND FARM PROJECTS
According to the terms of A/O 2013-01, the local environment
shall hold a participation representing 50 per cent or more of any
wind farm project. "Local environment" includes the
following constituents: a regional county municipality, a local
municipality, a native community, an inter-municipal board, and a
cooperative where the majority of members are domiciled in the
administrative region where the wind farm project is located.
REGIONAL CONTENT AND PRICE OF ELECTRICITY
A/O 2013-01 provides conditions regarding the regional content
of any wind farm project and other conditions, including the
maximum price for the electricity offered by any bidder, the whole
in accordance with the provisions set out in A/O 2013-01.
TERM OF POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Successful bidders will have to enter into a power purchase
agreement with HQD, a form of which is annexed to A/O 2013-01
(Power Purchase Agreement). The Power Purchase Agreement shall be
for a term of 20 or 25 years starting from the commencement of
deliveries to HQD
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