Request for Proposal

MBCP REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Microgrid SmartConnect Program (Site Host Application)

Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is launching the Microgrid SmartConnect Program to develop and own microgrid projects in MBCP’s service territory that support local economic development and provide an expedient and resilient power supply for MBCP’s customers.
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RFP Documents:

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Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) is launching the Microgrid SmartConnect Program to develop and own microgrid projects in MBCP’s service territory that support local economic development and provide an expedient and resilient power supply for MBCP’s customers. For this program, MBCP defines a microgrid to be: A localized electric grid with a mix of generation sources and customer loads managed and optimized by an advanced control system. A microgrid may be connected to the central utility electric grid by a single point of interconnection and is capable of disconnecting (or islanding) in a grid outage; or a microgrid may be an off-grid (islanded 24/7) system. The Microgrid SmartConnect Program is designed to efficiently and effectively implement microgrid projects in a standard, recurring cycle facilitated by MBCP:

Important Dates*

Customer Application Released April 12, 2019 10:00 AM PST
Deadline for Written Questions on Application May 3, 2019 12:00 PM PST
Deadline to Submit Application May 10, 2019 5:00 PM PST
Anticipated Notice of Application Acceptance  June 14, 2019** 5:00 PM PST
Customer Site Visits June 17 – 19**
Microgrid Project RFP Release TBD ** TBD
Deadline to Submit Microgrid Project Proposal TBD TBD
Anticipated Notice of Microgrid Project AwardTBD TBD TBD

 

*All dates are tentative and subject to change

**These dates have changed from original dates of May 29 and June 7, and July 19 respectively

 

Questions about the Microgrid SmartConnect Program should be submitted to:
SmartConnect@mbcommunitypower.org