Late in December 2015, Hydro-Québec Distribution
("HQD") announced the postponement by
one year of the deadline for submissions in response to its request
for proposals (A/P 2015-01) ("RFP")
issued on October 23, 2015 for the development, building and
operation of a 6 MW wind farm in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in
Québec. The objective of this RFP is to integrate a wind
farm into the off-grid system of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine,
which would contribute to reducing Hydro-Québec's use of
its Cap-aux-Meules oil-fired thermal plant.
The wind farm must be developed in partnership with the
Régie intermunicipale de l'énergie
"Régie"). However, no minimum
threshold is set in the RFP documents for the Régie's
participation in the wind farm. A bidder must submit with its bid a
resolution of the Régie supporting its project, and the
selected bidder will have to enter into a partnership agreement
with the Régie before execution of the power purchase
agreement with HQD.
The term of the power purchase agreement will be 20 years.
Bidders must indicate in their bids the guaranteed commencement
date of deliveries and the electricity price that they are
proposing. HQD is seeking a price that will be lower than the
current operating cost of its Cap-aux-Meules oil-fired thermal
plant and result in sufficient savings for HQD.
It was originally contemplated that the wind farm would be
located on lands chosen by the Régie and managed by the
Îles-de-la-Madeleine municipality, on Dune-du-Nord. However,
this site failed to meet some of the criteria set by the Ministry
of Sustainable Development, Environment and Fight against Climate
Change concerning the protection of flower species and consequently
the wind farm will need to be relocated.
Bidders will now have until April 12, 2017 to submit their
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