The associated energy must be available for a minimum of 300 hours, mainly in winter months. The contracts will be over a twenty-year period, starting on the commencement date of deliveries, and the power must be available and guaranteed as of December 1, 2018. A bidder may submit a proposal with deliveries starting after this date, by December 1, 2019, at the latest. Hydro-Québec Distribution will, however, give priority to bidders whose guaranteed delivery dates begin on December 1, 2018.
Since June 2000, Hydro-Québec is required, under the Hydro-Québec Act, to supply a base volume of up to 165 TWh a year of heritage pool electricity for the Québec market, as set out in the Act respecting the Régie de l’énergie.
Hydro-Québec Distribution has retained the services of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to assist in the tendering process, analyze received bids and to act as its official representative.
Interested parties must submit their bids on or before May 20, 2015.
See the call for tenders document, the registration form for the pre-bid conference, the registration for call for tenders form and the bid form: