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Hydro-Québec accepts bids for 60.7 MW of cogen

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Hydro-Québec accepts bids for 60.7 MW of cogen
Hydro-Québec has accepted eight bids for a total of 60.7 MW in response to its April 14 call to purchase power generated by biomass cogeneration in Quebec.


December 21, 2009
By Canadian Biomass

Dec. 21, 2009, Montreal – Hydro-Québec has accepted eight bids for a total of 60.7
MW in response to its April 14 call to purchase power generated by biomass
cogeneration in Quebec. Electricity deliveries are scheduled for December 1,
2012. The average price of the winning bids is 11.2 cents/kWh, including
0.4 cents/kWh for transmission costs. The projects call for capital
expenditures of about $180 million, plus another $39 million for transmission infrastructure.

According to the original call for tenders, the biomass used within the new cogeneration
installations has to correspond to a minimum of 75% of the combustible used for
the electricity production of these installations. The terms of the contracts may
range from 15 to 25 years.

Over the coming months, Hydro-Québec Distribution will work with the project
proponents to finalize the contracts, which will then be submitted to the Régie
de l'énergie for approval. The proponents will be responsible for obtaining all
the necessary permits prior to the start of construction. The following
companies submitted winning bids.

Company

Fuel source

Location (municipality)

Contract capacity (MW)

EBI
Énergie Inc

Landfill
methane

St-Thomas

9.4

FPS
Canada Inc

Residual
forest biomass

Thurso
et Lochaber ouest

18.8

Innoventé
Inc

Residual
forest biomass, farm manure & sludge

St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage

4.6

RCI
Technologies Inc

Biodigester

Montreal,
Anjou

3.9

RCI
Technologies Inc

Biodigester

Longueuil

3.9

SFK
Pâtes SENC

Residual
forest biomass

St-Félicien

9.5

Terreau
Biogaz Inc

Landfill
methane

Ste-Cécile-de-Milton

3.0

WM
Québec Inc

Landfill
methane

Drummondville

7.6


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