May 30, 2014
County Moves to Boost Emergency Preparedness; Public/Private Partners Sought to Develop Energy Independent County Facilities
The Department of General Services (DGS) has advertised a Request for Energy Proposals (RFEP) for public/private partners to develop clean energy microgrids that will enable County facilities and campuses to operate during extended power outages.
Microgrids use technologies such as photovoltaic solar; small, efficient, gas turbines; batteries; advanced controls and heat recovery to efficiently produce energy on-site.
The County’s preference is for a partner that designs, builds, owns, operates and finances the microgrid. The RFEP invites private-sector companies to partner with the County and will allow DGS to identify the most qualified firms.
Based on the responses from this first RFEP, DGS will develop a more comprehensive second-stage RFEP and may ask the top companies to provide a cost proposal.
Proposals are due by June 30.
Learn more about the microgrid proposal.