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Hydro-Québec to issue RFP for off-grid biomass power

Hydro-Québec is to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of electricity produced by forest biomass in the Obedjiwan off-grid system in Québec, Canada.

Hydro-Québec to issue RFP to buy power from forest biomass, such as logging residues and non-merchantable wood.

Hydro-Québec to issue RFP to buy power from forest biomass, such as logging residues and non-merchantable wood.

Canadian power utility Hydro-Québec has announced that it will soon be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of electricity produced by forest biomass cogeneration to power the Obedjiwan off-grid system.

– In keeping with our Strategic Plan 2016–2020, we want to progressively convert off-grid systems to more reliable, cleaner, less expensive energy sources that truly reflect the social context of the communities they serve. With this objective in mind, we will launch a request for proposals to bring biomass to Obedjiwan, said David Murray, President of Hydro-Québec Distribution.

Located on the north shore of Gouin Reservoir in the Mauricie region, Obedjiwan is a First Nations reserve and village. Hydro-Québec has published a document containing technical information concerning the Obedjiwan off-grid system including its historical hourly load profile. The RFP will be issued in partnership with the community.

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