Microgrid SmartConnect Program 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.


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 May 22, 2019 5:00 PM PST
Customer Site Visits May 2019 TBD
Microgrid Project RFP Release June 7, 2019 12:00 PM PST
Deadline to Submit Microgrid Project Proposal July 26, 2019 5:00 PM PST
Anticipated Notice of Microgrid Project Award August 2019 TBD


Application Documents

Microgrid SmartConnect Program (Overview)

Site Host Application (PDF Version)

Site Host Application (Word Verison)


RFP Q&A Document

SmartConnect Q&A 4.23.19



If you have any questions, please email SmartConnect@mbcommunitypower.org



*All Dates Subject to Change