Bidding for supply of 3 MW of wind power in Canada was closed by the Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) on February 16. The public utility expects to deliver its decision on the winning proponent by late May. SaskPower issued its request for proposals (RFP) in mid October. The RFP was sent to proponents who responded to SaskPower's 1991 request for wind power proposals totalling 10 MW. This was cancelled in 1992, owing to a lack of detailed wind data. SaskPower plans to have the 3 MW project operational by early 1996. The current RFP follows a year-long study (August 1993-July 1994) of winds at ten sites in south-western Saskatchewan conducted by Zephyr North for SaskPower and Natural Resources Canada. The report found "good wind resource potential" for the region. Six of the ten sites monitored in the wind resources study were chosen by the 1991 proponents.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol