MONTREAL, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ - 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. The
quantities of power required are distributed over time as follows:
- 300 MW starting on December 1, 2009;
- 400 MW starting on December 1, 2010;
- 400 MW starting on December 1, 2011;
- 450 MW starting on December 1, 2012;
- 450 MW starting on December 1, 2013.
A bid may deal with all or a portion of an annual requested quantity. The
terms of the contracts may vary between fifteen and twenty-five years and are
subject to approval by the Regie de l'energie.
Projects must have the following Quebec and regional content:
- a minimum of 60% of the total cost of each wind farm must be incurred
- a minimum of 30% 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.
In addition, projects that contribute to the development and
participation of local communities an Native communities will be encouraged.
Including today's call for tenders for 2,000 MW, Quebec should have a
total installed wind power capacity of nearly 3,500 MW by 2014. Together,
these wind power projects represent capital investments of approximately $5
billion in Quebec.
Here are a few important dates from the call for tenders timetable:
- Pre-bid conference dates for potential bidders:
- Pre-bid conference in French: January 26, 2006
- Pre-bid conference in English: January 27, 2006
- Deadline for the submission of bids:
- April 17, 2007
Hydro-Quebec Distribution has mandated Deloitte Inc. to assist with the
call for tenders process and to act as its official representative.
The Bid Document, the Pre-Bid Conference Registration Form, the Call for
Tenders Registration Form and the Bid Form are available on Hydro-Quebec
Distribution's Web site:
Hydro-Quebec is a major producer, transmission provider and distributor
of electricity in North America. It has access to an installed capacity of
39,000 MW, and 97% of its generating fleet is hydroelectric. The company also
operates an extensive transmission system, which comprises 32 487 kilometres
of lines. It supplies electricity to more than three million consumers in