Hydro-Quebec has accepted 12 bids totaling 291.4 MW in response to the call for tenders issued in April 2009 for the purchase of two separate blocks of 250 MW of wind power generated in Quebec.
The accepted bids for each block of wind power are distributed as one bid totaling 24 MW for the Aboriginal block and eleven bids totaling 267.4 MW for the community block.
Deliveries of electricity must start between Dec. 1, 2013, and Dec. 1, 2015. The average price of the accepted bids is $.133/kWh, including $.002/kWh to transmit the electricity generated. The projects call for capital expenditures of about C$730 million for wind farms and another C$260 million for power transmission.
Over the coming months, Hydro-Quebec Distribution will finalize contracts with the project proponents. The contracts will then be submitted to the Regie de l'energie for approval. The proponents will be responsible for obtaining all the approvals and permits needed to build wind farms prior to the start of construction.