1. Hydro-Quebec notice
On October 15, 202, a notice by Hydro-Québec announced details on renewable energy projects and the requirements for bidding suppliers. Hydro-Québec also specified in this notice that they are planning to launch the calls for tenders process later this Fall. This notice followed decree 906-2021, as well as the two publications on the two proposed regulations, made by the Government of Quebec on July 14, 2021. It also included a call for tenders for a 300 MW block of wind power and a 480 MW block of renewable energy, both under a 30-year contract. It is required that Hydro-Québec proceeds with the call for tenders process no later than December 31, 2021.
Further information can be found at:
Evaluation Criteria for the Planned Calls for Tenders: Regulatory Assessment
The Régie de l’énergie du Québec (the “Régie”) has been assessing a public consultation process for file R-4110-2019 assessing Hydro-Quebec’s request filed on September 11, 2021 for the Regulator’s approval for calls for tenders for 480 MW of renewable energy (A/O 2021-01) and 300 MW of wind energy (A/O 2021-02). The possibility of a contract renewal clause for the anticipated PPAs was also discussed in the evaluation.
Please refer to the following links for written observations and publicly filed documents.
Hydro Quebec’s responses to comments was published on October 13, 2021, and the interveners replied on October 18, 2021. The first working session to present the proposed call for tenders procedure also took place on October 13, 2021. On October 22, 2021, the Régie published procedural decision A-0090 to review the project’s frameworks and timelines. On the same day, the Régie filed an Information Request (No. 8) with Hydro-Québec, with answers provided on October 28, 2021.
- Deadline for Hydro-Quebec to reply all information requests: November 10, 2021.
- Deadline for comments on Hydro-Québec’s calls for tenders project proposal to the Régie : November 24, 2021.
- Deadline for interveners to submit evidence supporting their comments: November 24, 2021.
- Deadline for Hydro-Québec to file its responses: November 30, 2021.
A decision by the Régie must be decided by December 2021 to allow Hydro-Québec to meet the proposed regulation’s mandated December 31, 2021
For more details, the next dates of interest can be found at:
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