MONTREAL, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Hydro-Québec Distribution announces
that it has accepted 12 bids totaling 291,4 MW in response to the call
for tenders issued on April 30, 2009, for the purchase of two separate
blocks of 250 MW of wind power generated in Québec—one resulting from
Aboriginal projects and one resulting from community projects.
The accepted bids for each block of wind power are distributed as
1 bid totaling 24,0 MW for the Aboriginal block;
11 bids totaling 267,4 MW for the community block.
Deliveries of electricity must start between December 1, 2013 and
December 1, 2015. The average price of the accepted bids is 13,3 ¢/kWh,
including 2,0 ¢/kWh to transmit the electricity generated. The projects
call for capital expenditures of about 730 million for wind farms and
another 260 million for power transmission.
Over the coming months, Hydro-Québec Distribution will finalize
contracts with the project proponents. The contracts will then be
submitted to the Régie de l'énergie 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.
Since the call for tenders was issued, Hydro-Québec Distribution has
worked with Deloitte Inc. to analyze the bids and to apply the
prescribed tendering and contract award procedure.
List of accepted bids:
Map of accepted bids:
Additional information is available on Hydro-Québec Distribution's Web
site at www.hydroquebec.com/distribution/fr/marchequebecois/index.html.
For further information:
Hydro-Québec - Media Team
Guy Litalien, Senior Advisor
Tel.: 514 289-2314
Press room: http://www.hydroquebec.com/media