Hydro-Quebec held an information session about the launch of a request for proposals (RFP) to build a wind farm with a capacity of 6 MW in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. The farm's generation capacity will be integrated into the off-grid system of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. The community will be directly involved in the project.
Hydro-Quebec Distribution will initiate a series of RFPs to meet the needs of off-grid systems. The objective is to reduce the overall cost of electricity generation and its environmental footprint.
For the Iles-de-la-Madeleine project, Hydro-Quebec will look for a promoter who will develop, build and operate the wind farm; use proven technology; and enter into a 20-year electricity supply contract. Electricity delivery is planned for fall 2018.
The RFP – as well as terms and conditions – will be released in September.