Municipal Community Generation Challenge

Alberta Innovates and the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre are proud to announce the Municipal Community Generation Challenge (the “Challenge”).  

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) in partnership with Alberta Innovates (AI) is looking for Alberta municipalities to provide sustainable solutions that move municipalities towards low carbon community scale electricity generation via formation of a network/consortium partnership leading to installation of a community generation facility.

The Challenge will see the development of a new renewable electricity generation project(s) which produces a significant community benefit in the form of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, diversification of the local economy and whose data and knowledge can then be transferred to other Municipalities within the Province. MCCAC is investing up to $7 million and Alberta Innovates is investing up to $3 million for a total possible Challenge total of $10 million in funding for one or multiple projects.

Eligible Network Partners are invited to register for the Network Formation Webinar: Register here.

Challenge Details

See Program Guide for full challenge details

Key Dates (subject to change, please refer to website for updated information)



Challenge Launch to Municipalities

March 15, 2019

Stage I - Letter of Interest (LOI) Applicant Webinar: View webinar slides here

April 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. MDT

Stage I – Municipalities LOI Submission Deadline

May 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Stage I – LOI Screening and Results Notification

June 10, 2019

Stage II – Network Formation Webinar: Register here

June 19, 2019

Stage II – Expression of Interest (EOI) Applicant Webinar

June 26, 2019

Stage II – EOI Submission Deadline

August 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Stage II – EOI Evaluations and Results Notification

September 9, 2019

Stage III – Full Project Proposal (FPP) Submission Deadline

October 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Stage III – FPP Results Notification

December, 2019

Note that the MCCAC and AI at their sole discretion reserve the rights to alter or cancel the currently-anticipated timelines.

Challenge Details & Key Documents

Network Partner Registration

  • Are you an Alberta-based Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) or potential network partner who is interested in working with a Municipality to provide sustainable solutions to low-carbon community-scale electricity generation? If yes, read the Municipal Community Generation Challenge Program Guide and complete the Network Partner Registration Form.

Next Steps

  • Municipalities who have completed the Letter of Interest and received confirmation from Alberta Innovates are invited to take part in the Network Formation Stage leading to the submission of an Expression of Interest August 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT.

Program Contact Information:

Garth Likes, Director – Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI)
Entrepreneurial Investments
Tel: 780-450-5415
Cell: 587-783-7933

Marc Baxter, Program Lead – Municipal Climate Change Action Centre
Tel: 780-643-5639
Cell: 780-940-6927

Looking to learn more?

View the slides from the LOI Applicant webinar here.