Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quebec to purchase 800 MW of wind energy for $2 billion CAD by utility project development, competitive RFP and First Nations set-aside

The provincial government in Quebec have announced plans to buy another 800 MW of wind energy in four separate blocks that combine utility project development, competitive requests for proposals (RFP) and a First Nations set-aside. "The government believes in the future of wind energy in Quebec. This block will generate nearly $2 billion investment. It will also maintain hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Bas-Saint-Laurent, and for several years,” Premier Pauline Marois says.

See for more information.

Also link to a CanWEA news release reacting to the plan, and an announcement from Innergex and Mi'gmaq that their 150 MW project will be part of the purchases.

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