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.

Challenge Details:

See Program Guide for full challenge details

Action Date
Challenge Launch to Municipalities Mar. 15, 2019
Stage I – LOI Applicant Webinar Apr. 17, 2019
Stage I – Municipalities LOI Submission Deadline May 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT
Stage I – LOI Screening and Results Notification Jun. 10, 2019
Stage II – Network Formation Webinar: View the slides here or view the webinar here Jun. 19, 2019
Stage II – EOI Applicant Webinar:
View the slides here or view the webinar here
Jun. 26, 2019
Apply for the EOI Stage of the Community Generation Challenge HERE Download the EOI budget template HERE
Stage II – EOI Submission Deadline Aug. 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT
Stage II – EOI Evaluations and Results Notification Sep. 9, 2019
Stage III – FPP Submission Deadline Oct. 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. MDT
Stage III – FPP Results Notification Dec., 2019

* Note that AI at its sole discretion reserves the rights to alter or cancel the currently-anticipated timelines.

Challenge Details & Key Documents

Municipal Challenge Network Partner Registration

  • Are you an Alberta-based Small to Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) or potential network partner who is inerested in working with a Municipality to provide sustainable solutions to low-carbon community-scale electricity generation?  If yes, Register for the Municipal Community Generation Network Formation Webinar on June 19’th, read the Municipal Community Generation Challenge Program Guide and complete the Network Partner Registration Form

Ready to apply?

Challenge Partners

Alberta Innovates (AI) is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) provides funding, technical assistance, and education to support Alberta municipalities, schools, and non-profits in addressing climate change by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. We envision Alberta municipalities demonstrating leadership in energy in their own operations and in the broader community.
The MCCAC is a partnership between the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), and Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA).

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 (MCCAC)
Tel: 780-643-5639
Cell: 780-940-6927