August 23 (Renewables Now) - Utility Hydro-Quebec announced on Wednesday it has agreed a preliminary power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy the output of the 200-MW Apuiat wind power project in Quebec's Cote-Nord region.
The project is the first phase of a 400-MW scheme being developed by Canadian renewables developer Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) and Societe en commandite Apuiat, formed by participants of the Innu First Nation. The preliminary negotiations have been finalised, while the final steps before approval and signing of the off-take deal will be put on hold for now, Hydro-Quebec said without providing financial terms of the PPA.
The current version of the contract will be presented to the respective board of directors following Quebec’s upcoming elections at the start of October.
The Apuiat wind park will be installed on public land in the municipality of Port-Cartier. For the design and construction phases, Boralex plans to partner with Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc, it says on its website.