Technical information on a soon-to-be-released RFP for a biomass cogeneration system in the Obedjiwan community, an offgrid system in the located approximately 700 kms north of Montreal, is now available. Hydro-Quebec made the information public on October 12.
The main objective of this initiative is to inform potential bidders of characteristics of the Obedjiwan system, as well as its historical hourly load profile. Details are available HERE. (Document is in French)
”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," said David Murray, president at Hydro-Québec Distribution. "With this objective in mind, we will launch a request for proposals to bring biomass to Obedjiwan."
Installation of a biomass cogeneration system is expected to reduce the costs and environmental impact of energy generation in the region as well as ensure a secure and reliable supply of electricity.
The RFP will be jointly released by Hydro-Quebec and the community.