Are your operations impacted by power outages?
Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) allocated $25 million to create the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Fund to accelerate the adoption of reliable backup power for eligible public and private customers operating critical facilities.
Responding to community needs
MBCP wants to help its customers maintain critical operations during prolonged power outages, such as those caused by PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events or other natural disasters.
The UPS Fund provides electricity resilience project financing for public and private customers operating critical facilities
UPS Fund Eligibity
1) A critical facility located within MBCP’s service area
2) Controlled by an MBCP customer in good standing
Projects must demonstrate:
1) Technical feasibility to provide energy/electricity resilience
2) Cost recovery should be completed within +/- 10 years.
* Public sector customers are not required to have a project identified. Public sector customers may apply any time and MBCP will facilitate project development.
Eligible technologies include but are not limited to: simple backup fossil fuel generators (natural gas, diesel, etc), battery energy storage systems (BESS), solar PV, wind, and combinations of technologies that provide energy resiliency.
What is a "Critical Facility"?
Critical facilities include emergency services, medical services, drinking water, wastewater, community resource centers, and numerous other facilities identified as “critical”.
Emergency response providers
Emergency operations centers
Medical facilities (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, blood banks, health care facilities, dialysis centers and hospice facilities)
Public and private gas, electric, water, wastewater, or flood control facilities
Jails and prisons
Locations designated by the IOUs to help during PSPS events
Cooling centers designated by state or local governments
Homeless shelters supported by federal, state, or local governments
Other justifiable critical facilities will be considered for funding on a case-by-case basis.