The Québec government, by Order-in-Council 647-2007 of August 7, 2007, brought certain amendments to the "Program for the awarding of lands in the domain of the State for the installation of wind turbines" approved initially in 2005. The purposes of the amendments are to allow, on the one hand, municipalities or regional county municipalities to manage the program on lands in the domain of the State whose management has been delegated to them and, on the other hand, to allow the bidder who has entered into a power purchase agreement with Hydro-Québec for the purchase of wind energy following a tender solicitation to obtain a reserved land area to carry out the wind turbine installation project. It was also necessary to amend the program to fix the rent payable for such lands and determine an annual indexing mechanism. A municipality or regional county municipality that has signed territory management agreement or a management delegation agreement with the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife under the program can thus be authorized by the Minister to manage the provisions of the wind program on those lands in compliance with his instructions and the orientations stated in the public territory regional development plan for wind projects. The term of land rights awarded for the installation of wind power facilities may now exceed by one year the term of the wind energy purchase contract with Hydro-Québec and the annual rent for leasing land in the domain of the State for the installation of a wind turbine will be calculated on the basis of the wind energy production capacity based on a rate of $5,000 per MW except for the land leased for the installation of wind turbines following the first 2003 tender solicitation from Hydro-Québec for the purchase of 1000 MW of wind energy for which the rent will be $1,700 for a 1 MW wind turbine, $2,400 for a 1.5 MW wind turbine, $2,900 for a 1.8 MW wind turbine, $3,200 for a 2 MW wind turbine and $4,000 for a 2.5 MW wind turbine. The rents and rates are subject to be indexed April 1 each year to the nearest dollar based on the Average Consumer Price Index for Québec by Statistics Canada.