Call for Proposals – Smart Grid Systems
January 17, 2018
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform constituents that National Resources Canada has announced a $100-million call for proposals to fund smart grid systems.
The funding will support the deployment of proven smart grid integrated systems, which will better utilize existing electricity assets while fostering innovation and creating jobs.
Eligible recipients include legal entities formed in Canada, such as electricity and gas utilities, electricity system operators, and distribution companies. Indigenous and municipal governments can also submit proposals.
To help interested stakeholders find information on federal programming that can help develop smart grids in Canada, a new website has been established, which includes a comprehensive guide to funding for eligible projects (www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/19793).
The deadline is March 4, 2018.
“It is good to see the Government of Canada encouraging innovation and market-driven mechanisms to grow our economy and protect our environment through clean energy projects. However, given that we have experienced recent closures of coal-fired power plants in our riding, it is critical that the government also work with those who will have to transition from the coal industry into these new jobs,” concluded MP Eglinski.