Boralex bids for 375 MW of wind in Hydro-Quebec tender
Wind turbines in Quebec. Author: Dennis Jarvis. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Nov 7, 2014 - Canadian renewables developer Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) has submitted bids for up to 375 MW of projects in utility Hydro-Quebec’s call for tenders for 450 MW of wind power capacity.
More specifically, the company participated with a proposal for up to 150 MW of wind capacity in the Charlevoix region and up to 225 MW in the Temiscouata and Kamouraska regions, it said in a statement on Thursday.
The Charlevoix wind project, with a capacity of between 50 MW and 150 MW, is a joint partnership between Boralex, Canadian natural gas distributor Gaz Metro LP (TSE:VNR) and the Charlevoix regional county municipalities. The planned facility is to be installed on a site owned by the Seminaire de Quebec and is scheduled for completion in 2016 or 2017. The area already has 365 MW of installed wind turbines.
Boralex’s second proposal is for the Bas-Saint-Laurent wind power project, whose capacity will range between 100 MW and 225 MW. The Canadian firm will be partnering on the project with Alliance Eolienne de l'Est, which brings together all the regional county municipalities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspesie and Iles-de-la-Madeleine regions and three Viger Maliseet First Nation. This complex is also planned to be put on stream in 2016 or 2017, upon Hydro Quebec’s discretion.
Under the call for tenders, Hydro-Quebec Distribution is looking to purchase wind power from parks in Quebec. More specifically, it will strike power off-take contracts for 100 MW of capacity coming on stream by December 1, 2016 and for 350 MW more connected to the grid by December 1, 2017.
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