BC Hydro is seeking grid-side innovations to integrate renewable generation technologies into remote, community owned microgrids. Solutions should be cost-effective, and simple to operate and maintain with remote-community operation in mind.

Solutions could include: variable-speed generators, battery storage systems designed specifically to address peak load management, or similar technologies to maximize renewable output.

Novel solutions that improve grid optimization, integration and management, as well as storage with demonstrable impact on lowering overall cost of renewable energy for remote communities will also be considered.