On December 18, 2013, we reported that Hydro-Québec Distribution (HQD) had issued a call for tenders for the purchase of a block of wind power produced by facilities with an installed capacity of 450 MW. A link to this blog post can be found here (http://www.canadianenergylawblog.com/2013/12/18/hydro-quebec-distribution-issues-a-call-for-tenders-for-450-mw-of-wind-power/).

HQD issued yesterday Addendum #2 to the call for tenders document. This latest Addendum replaces the timetable already provided under Section 3.1 of the call for tenders document and postpones to an undetermined date the deadline for submission of bids, which deadline was initially scheduled for September 3, 2014.

HQD will grant bidders a minimum additional period of 10 business days for the submission of their bids, based on the date on which the Régie de l’énergie will issue its decision regarding the approval of the weighing table for the applicable evaluation criteria (petition R-3866-2013).

We will be most interested to learn the exact additional delay which will be granted by HQD for the submission of bids, especially in the unlikely event that the weighing table is significantly modified by the Régie de l’énergie in its decision.

A link to Addendum #2 can be found here (http://www.hydroquebec.com/distribution/fr/marchequebecois/ao-201301/pdf/AO2013-01-addenda-2.pdf) (in French) and here (http://www.hydroquebec.com/distribution/en/marchequebecois/ao-201301/pdf/AO2013-01-addenda-2.pdf) (in English).