Following decision D-2020-009 [PDF 514 Ko – in French only] rendered on January 28th 2020 by the Régie de l'énergie, Hydro-Québec Distribution issues a call for tenders for the purchase of wind power integration service for all wind farms under contract. Given the intermittent nature of wind power, such a service is required in order to balance wind power generation on Hydro-Québec’s transmission grid, in real-time.
The wind power integration service required in this call for tenders is comprised of a balancing service to guarantee wind energy deliveries as well as additional firm capacity during winter months, from December 1 to March 31. This call for tenders is open to all interested bidders. The wind power integration service can be rendered by more than one supplier and must come from an existing generation facility located in Québec.
The wind integration service resulting from this call for tenders will begin on September 1st 2020, subject to the approval of contracts by the Régie de l'énergie.