The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (hereafter “TDN or “Nation”) seeks proposals from qualified energy engineering firms or individual(s) (hereafter “Consultant) with experience working with/for tribal communities, for Energy Engineering Services to create a feasibility study for deployment of a microgrid system.
The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is a federally recognized tribal government whose reservation lands are located three miles south of the Oregon-California border along the Pacific coastline, in Smith River, CA. The Nation’s jurisdiction and service area encompasses 5 counties, across southern Oregon & northern California, a total of 9,608 square miles, an area the size of the state of Vermont.
It is a goal of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation to implement green/sustainability measures in a way that is feasible and culturally appropriate, as stewards of their homelands. As part of that effort, the Nation desires to site & construct microgrid electric systems. The proposed project will create a detailed feasibility & technical study for deployment of microgrid system(s), with adequate energy storage, that would service the Nation and designated surrounding areas.
The Nation is applying for grant funding for this project and anticipates having funding in the near future. This RFP is to better understand availability & cost of microgrid design services. Nation intends to contract with the best-qualified team, once funding is in place.
SCOPE OF WORK
The selected consultant will conduct a feasibility & technical study of microgrid deployment, in sufficient detail such that the study can be used to seek construction & implementation funding. Project seeks to answer the following questions:
Is it feasible to construct one or more solar PV microgrids, with energy storage, to meet the electric needs of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation?
Where can these grids be constructed?
What are the specific components of grid connection, solar PV generation, energy storage, and distribution.
Study will provide a detailed cost estimate & timeline for construction & operation of microgrid(s) for the Nation
Any other services/elements needed to the feasibility of microgrid construction & operation for Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation.
The Consultant shall supply all necessary labor, travel, materials, and equipment unless otherwise agreed in writing.