A competition backed by public funding from the governments of the two nations is seeking proposals for projects that will help electricity grids transition to clean and flexible energy. The Canadian and U.K. governments have teamed up to dedicate public funding to innovative projects to improve electricity grids. The two nations have established the ‘Power Forward Challenge’ that will award the best three projects in each territory CA$3 million (£1.8 million) each to start building pilot facilities. Among the winners, an additional CA$1 million (£600,000) will be given to the team with the best pilot demonstration. The deadline for proposals is on March 15 and the scheme has a collaborative aspect, which stipulates each project must incorporate at least 20% of input from businesses in the other nation. Projects have already had the opportunity of applying for CA$2 million – split between the two nations – to help finance their application process. The deadline for that aid expired last month but the Canadian administrators of the award told pv magazine applying for that support was not a requirement to submit project proposals by the March deadline.
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