Hydro-Québec held on July 14 in Montreal an information session regarding the upcoming launch of a request for proposals to develop, build and operate a 6 MW wind farm in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in the province of Québec.

That wind farm would be integrated into the off-grid system of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and would contribute to reducing Hydro-Québec’s use of its Cap-aux-Meules oil-fired thermal plant.

The request for proposals is expected to be launched in September 2015. Although the terms and conditions will only be specified at that time, HQ confirmed that the electricity purchase contract which would be awarded would be for a term of 20 years and that deliveries of electricity would commence in the fall of 2018.