Municipal Community Generation 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 Municipal Community Generation Challenge (MCGC) 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.

Currently accepting Expressions of Interest from municipalities that have been accepted at the Letter of Interest stage. 

Missed the Expression of Interest Webinar on June 26th? Watch it here.

Key Dates 



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: View webinar slides here

June 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MDT

Stage II – Expression of Interest (EOI) Applicant Webinar: View webinar slides here

June 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MDT

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.

Currently Recruiting Network Partners!  

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. Review the MCGC Network Formation Presentation from the June 19 webinar. 


Program Contact Information

Reesa John, Director – Performance Management & Evaluation
Tel: 780-429-7666
Cell: 780-974-9353

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

Michael Kerr, Program Lead – Alberta Innovates Network Program
Tel: 403-210-5365