Montréal, November 7, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is delighted to see one of Quebec’s most competitive calls for tenders coming to a close.
Altogether, 54 projects totalling 6,625.7 MW of wind energy have been submitted to Hydro‑Québec Distribution as part of a call for tenders for the production of 450 MW of energy, 300 MW of which must come from the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions.
“It’s very positive to see so much interest in the development of wind energy projects in Quebec. The response confirms the strength of the industry that we’ve established here, in co-operation with the host communities, and it affirms the importance of the wind energy sector in the development Quebec’s future and its energy diversity,” said Jean‑François Nolet, Vice‑President of Policy and Government Affairs at CanWEA. “The call for tenders is part of a very thorough analysis process to guarantee the highest level of competition possible. We trust in Hydro‑Québec to carry out the call for tenders in the best interests of everyone in Quebec. We wish all bidders good luck.”
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