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.
How to Become a Network Partner
Organizations that fit into one of these three categories are eligible to be Network Partners:
1. Alberta Small to Medium Sized Enterprises that have technological or innovative solutions for the generation of low carbon electricity derived from renewable/sustainable sources, development of control systems for such electrical energy storage systems, software, or any other relevant technological component.
2. Regional Co-Benefit Partners that may include other municipalities, community related organizations, or Indigenous communities that would benefit from installation of a local community generation facility and want to partner with the lead municipality.
3. Other Network/Service Providers that bring other technical, business, or financial expertise or resources to the project (e.g., consortia, energy regulators, energy generation and distribution partners, entrepreneurs, consultants, legal / environmental experts, post-secondary institutions, private sector / industry, not-for-profit organizations, associations, etc.).
If your organization fits one of the above descriptions, please:
1. Read the Municipal Community Generation Challenge Program Guide
2. Complete the Network Partner Registration Form
3. Register for the Network Formation Webinar by here
* Note that the MCCAC and AI at their sole discretion reserve the rights to alter or cancel the currently-anticipated timelines.
Program Contact Information
Garth Likes, Director – Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI)
Marc Baxter, Program Lead – Municipal Climate Change Action Centre