On July 17, 2015, Hydro-Québec Distribution (“HQD”) issued a new request for proposals (A/O 2015-02) (the “RFP”) for the purchase of a wind power integration service for all of its wind farms under contract.

The proposals will be required to include a balancing service to guarantee wind energy deliveries as well as additional firm capacity during the winter period, from December 1 to March 31 of each year.

The RFP is open to existing generation facilities located in Québec. The duration of contracts awarded will be three years from the commencement date of deliveries and balancing services will need to commence by October 1, 2016 at the latest.

Interested bidders are required to register for the RFP by September 8, 2015 and the bid submission deadline is October 6, 2015.

The RFP documents can be accessed here (in French only).