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:
|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|
RFP Q&A Document
If you have any questions, please email SmartConnect@mbcommunitypower.org
*All Dates Subject to Change