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College of San Mateo Solar and Energy Storage Project

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Potential DBEs may access the RFP documents through the planetbids link above, and Project Reference Documents through the dropbox link above.            San Mateo County Community College District has released a request for proposal (RFP) for qualified vendors to design and build a 1 megawatt photovoltaic array at the College of San Mateo.  This project, the second large renewable energy project that SMCCCD has embarked upon in the last several years, includes innovative approaches to energy storage and distribution.  The project is funded primarily through a grant from the California Energy Commission with support funds coming from the California Green Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39).


The project will provide clean renewable energy and shaded parking.  The array will be installed over parking stalls in the Beethoven Lot just west of the College of San Mateo Theater and Arts complex.  The Solar and Energy Storage (or Internet of Energy) project includes upgrades to the campus wireless network, security systems, and lighting. Additionally the project will add ten electric vehicle charging stations to the existing campus EV charging infrastructure.

Respondents to the RFP have been asked to provide an educational element to their proposal so that students at CSM and other campuses can use the installation as a living laboratory.


  • Pre-Design Study and Engineering: Dec 2016 – Jan 2017
  • DBE Request For Proposal period: Feb 2017 – April 2017
  • DBE Design: May 2017 – Aug 2017
  • DBE Construction: Aug 2017 – Jan 2018
  • Commissioning: Feb 2018 – Mar 2018
  • Completion: April 2018

Notice of Intent to Award  


In Contracting Phase. Contract Award is scheduled to be ratified at the 4/26/2017 Board of Trustees Meeting. Notice of Intent to Award has been issued.

Contact Information

Energy & Sustainability Manager

  Joe Fullerton

Project Manager

  Thomas Lo

Utility & Sustainability Specialist

  Hilary Ego

Program Engineer

  Sage Renewables
  Tom Williard, Principal