2018 Community Pilots Call for Proposals

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is very excited to open the Call for Proposals for Community Pilots. As part of PCE’s mission to deliver lower energy costs and tangible benefits to the communities of San Mateo County, PCE will be moving forward to implement a number of local programs including pilots identified through these proposals.

The community pilots identified are intended to support PCE strategic objectives by:

Funding of up to $75,000 will be offered for pilot projects of up to 18 months in duration. It is anticipated that up to 6 projects may be selected, but any strong proposal will be highly considered for current or potentially future support. Successful pilots may be considered for follow-on support based on performance.

Any individual or organization may submit a proposal for consideration. PCE may engage partners to refine proposed concepts and/or may adapt them as deemed necessary. Lead organizations whose projects are selected will be required to enter into contract with PCE to receive funds.

Funds for direct labor and supplies will be supplied up-front to aid execution.  Funds for equipment (over $5,000) or major subcontractors (over $20,000) will require a quote for funds to be released. A midterm report (brief) and final report will be required in addition to at least one site visit.

For submission instructions and other materials see below. To submit a proposal for consideration, applicants must BOTH submit the Proposal Summary online form AND email the proposal documents to Programs@peninsulacleanenergy.com as described in the Submission Instructions.

Questions may be submitted to Programs@peninsulacleanenergy.com with the subject “Proposal Question: …”. Responses will be posted on a continuous basis on the Q&A Responses (link below) within 7 to 10 days.



Thursday, June 21, 2018Proposals Open
OngoingFAQ updated weekly
Friday, August 3, 2018Proposals Due at 5:00pm PDT
OngoingReview of Proposals
Friday, August 17, 2018Summary Statistics and Abstracts of Proposals Published
Thursday, September 20, 2018Review of promising proposals with Citizens Advisory Committee
Thursday, October 25, 2018Selection of awardees by Board of Directors
November 2018 - January 2019 Detail scoping and execute contracts with selected applicants

*Dates may be subject to change.

Proposal Documents