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Hydro-Quebec calls for tenders for wind integration service


July 21, 2015 – Hydro-Quebec Distribution has issued a call for tenders for the purchase of wind power integration service for all wind farms under contract. Given the intermittent nature of wind power, this is required in order to balance wind power generation on the transmission grid, in real-time, Hydro-Quebec said.

The wind power integration service required in this call for tenders is comprised of a balancing service to guarantee wind energy deliveries as well as additional firm capacity during winter months, from December 1 to March 31.

The contracts will cover a three-year period from the commencement date of deliveries. Balancing services must be supplied by October 1, 2016. The wind power integration service can be rendered by more than one supplier and must come from an existing generation facility located in Quebec.

The deadline for submitting bids is October 6, 2015. For forms and more information, click HERE.

Hydro-Quebec Distribution noted it has retained the services of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to assist in the tendering process, analyze received bids and to act as its official representative.