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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0002071 Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/29/2019 05:00 PM ET 7/1/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001981 Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 12/13/2018 05:00 PM ET 2/4/2019 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001938 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001981: Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001963 RFI: National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001959 RFI: National Wind Technology Center Facility and Infrastructure Investments Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001924 Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 8/15/2018 05:00 PM ET 10/11/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001935 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001924: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0001932 Pathways to Success for Next-Generation Supersized Wind Turbine Blades Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001825 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 6/8/2018 05:00 PM ET 8/23/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001767 U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 1/23/2018 05:00 PM ET 3/26/2018 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001786 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001767: U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001632 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 1/4/2017 05:00 PM ET 3/8/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001668 Request for Information: Wind Wildlife Operational Minimization and Compensatory Mitigation Research Needs Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001554 Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 7/22/2016 05:00 PM ET 9/15/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001587 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001554: Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001541 RFI: Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001545 Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Powered Dam and Pumped Storage Hydropower Development in the U.S. Request for Information (RFI) Water Power 3/18/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001464 Request for Information (RFI) Assistance in Target Setting and Strategic Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment at the State and Regional Level Request for Information (RFI) Solar TBD
  DE-FOA-0001395 BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE HOUSING INNOVATION Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/21/2015 05:00 PM ET 2/8/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001237 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 6/29/2015 05:00 PM ET 9/1/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001350 RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001325 Modification 0001: RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001214 U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: LARGER BLADES TO ACCESS GREATER WIND RESOURCES AND LOWER COSTS Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/17/2015 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001309 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001277 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001278 RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001201 Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/26/2015 08:00 PM ET 4/10/2015 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001108 Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 12/16/2014 05:00 PM ET 3/26/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 11/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 1/14/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001213 FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 2/10/2015 05:00 PM ET 3/30/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001166 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 11/10/2014 05:00 PM ET 1/12/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001209 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 10/2/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001155 RFI: Acceleration of Distributed Generation from Wind Energy Systems Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001157 RFI: Wind Energy Bat and Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000966 Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 7/7/2014 05:00 PM ET 9/10/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001118 RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Device Field Measurements Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 4/28/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/4/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001066 Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001080 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001081 Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001047 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001016 Funding Opportunity Announcement: Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Geothermal 3/6/2014 05:00 PM ET 5/2/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000982 U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 2/27/2014 05:00 PM ET 4/14/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 5/5/2014 05:00 PM ET 6/5/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001045 Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy” Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001042 National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 2/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 3/21/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001049 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0001048 Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement: Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Request for Information (RFI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0001038 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000971: Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000990 Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET 3/24/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001013 Bioenergy Technologies Office, Demonstration and Deployment Strategies - Request for Information (RFI) Request for Information (RFI) Bioenergy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001015 Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Buildings TBD
  DE-FOA-0000959 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 12/20/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000898 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Federal Energy Management TBD
  DE-FOA-0000929 RFI - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Barriers and Opportunities for Wind Technologies Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000911 RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities Request for Information (RFI) Wind TBD
  DE-FOA-0000897 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000899 Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000857 Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 4/1/2013 12:00 PM ET 4/1/2013 12:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000816 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 5/16/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000865 Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/20/2013 05:00 PM ET 5/1/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000793 Amendment 000003 - Fiscal Year 2013 Vehicles Technologies Program-Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Vehicles 4/29/2013 08:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000838 SunShot Incubator Program - Round 8 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 3/5/2013 05:00 PM ET 4/30/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000790 RFI - Reducing the Soft Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Installations on Public Lands Request for Information (RFI) Solar 1/15/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000771 RFI - Designation Program for Solar Energy Stakeholders Request for Information (RFI) Solar 1/4/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000747 RFI - Improving Marine and Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Energy Resource Data Request for Information (RFI) Other - Functional 10/1/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000705 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/18/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000697 Sustainable Cities: Urban Energy Planning for Smart Growth in China and India Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 6/7/2012 05:00 PM ET 7/31/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000700 Hydropower Advancement Project (HAP) – Standard Assessments to Increase Generation and Value Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Water Power 6/14/2012 05:00 PM ET 6/14/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000715 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000704 In-Water Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Device Testing Support - Notice of Intent (NOI) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Water Power TBD
  DE-FOA-0000410 U.S. Offshore Wind: Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET 3/30/2012 11:59 PM ET 5/31/2012 11:59 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000621 Energy Savings through Improved Mechanical Systems and Building Envelope Technologies Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Buildings 4/17/2012 05:00 PM ET 6/25/2012 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000659 Notice - Pre-solicitation Meeting - Offshore Wind Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Wind TBD TBD
  DE-FOA-0000493 Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET 5/9/2011 11:59 PM ET 6/9/2011 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002071: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement

The FOA has been modified to extend the FOA closing date and Expected Date for EERE Selection Notifications from 6/17/2019 to 7/1/2019 and August 2019 to September 2019, respectively. See DE-FOA-0002071_Mod 002 under the "Documents" heading below.

The FOA was previously modified to correct the maximum funding amount for Subtopic 2a on page 10.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind EnergyTechnologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Opportunity Announcement.”

This FOA consists of four Areas of Interest and will provide $28.1M in federal funding for innovative wind energy technologies research and development including land-based, distributed, and offshore applications.

1) Wind Innovations for Rural Economic Development (WIRED)

Subtopic 1a: Fully integrated distributed wind research and development (R&D) innovations to enhance resilience and reliability

Subtopic 1b: Balance of system cost reduction through standardization

2) Utilizing and Upgrading National-Level Facilities for Offshore Wind R&D

Subtopic 2a: R&D utilizing existing national-level offshore wind testing facilities

Subtopic 2b: R&D requiring upgrades to existing national offshore wind testing facilities

3) Project Development for Offshore Wind Technology Demonstrations

4) Tall Towers for U.S. Wind Power

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002071_Mod_002 (Last Updated: 5/17/2019 11:28 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A_2071 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 05:07 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:15 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:16 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/8/2019 01:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/29/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/1/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001981: Advanced Next-Generation High Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

This FOA has been modified to Extend Replies to Reviewer Comments due date from 3/6/2019 to 3/8/2019. Please see "DE-FOA-0001981.0002" under the "Documents" heading below.

The "Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator" Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support offshore wind development through the research and development of lighter and higher efficiency generator designs which ultimately impact lower capital costs and power generation costs.

The primary objective of the FOA is to develop and test next generation advanced wind turbine drivetrain technologies that will facilitate the continued growth and acceptance of wind turbines for offshore applications. This in turn will lead to reductions in the cost of offshore wind energy.

Please note: Only For-Profit entities may apply as the Prime Applicant under this FOA. There are no restrictions on the entity types that may apply as Subrecipients.

Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange Helpdesk for assistance at EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 11:48 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001981.0002 (Last Updated: 2/27/2019 04:01 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/11/2018 10:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/4/2019 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/5/2019 1:00 PM ET – 3/8/2019 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001938: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001981: Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Advanced Next-Generation High-Efficiency Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator.”

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • WETO_Advanced_NextGen_Wind_Turbine_NOI (Last Updated: 10/31/2018 02:51 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-Exchange@HQ.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. DOE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001963: RFI: National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding U.S. national-level test facilities for offshore wind-specific research and development (R&D). WETO is seeking information on facilities that can conduct unique offshore wind R&D in the U.S., what upgrades to existing facilities or new facilities are needed for the U.S. to be at the cutting edge of offshore wind R&D, and what specific tests and analyses could be carried out at existing, upgraded, or new facilities in order to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry.

Please review the complete RFI, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to osw.rfi@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 14, 2018.

This is solely a Request for Information and NOT a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.


Documents

  • 2018_OSW_National_Facilities_RFI_Final (Last Updated: 8/1/2018 02:11 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001959: RFI: National Wind Technology Center Facility and Infrastructure Investments

The RFI has been modified to extend the deadline for responses to September 5, 2018.

The purpose of this RFI is to address the growing Research and Development (R&D) Interest in the use of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) facilities for renewable energy, energy storage, and grid integration technology development and testing.

Please review the complete RFI, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to NWTC_EERE_RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on September 5, 2018.

This is solely a Request for Information and NOT a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.


Documents

  • RFI_-_NWTC_Infrastructure_Enhancements_-_Final_0001 (Last Updated: 8/20/2018 04:51 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001924: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts

A second modification has been made to the FOA. This modification revises the dates for three FOA activities. Please see Modification 0002 Advanced Wind R&D FOA 1924, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) contains three Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1: Advancing Smart Curtailment Strategies

Topic Area 2: Advanced Component Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Development and Validation of Offshore Wind Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies 

There will not be a webinar for this FOA. Please carefully review the complete FOA, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA Q&A can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading. Please review the Q&A before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit Concept Papers and Full Applications at least 48 hours in advance of the related Submission Deadline.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.

Documents

  • Modification_0002_Advanced_Wind_R&D_FOA_1924 (Last Updated: 9/12/2018 02:48 PM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 1/22/2019 10:52 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:07 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 05:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/15/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/11/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 11/29/2018 5:00 PM ET – 12/4/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001935: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001924: Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance." 

This FOA supports efforts aimed at catalyzing technical and operational solutions to reduce environmental compliance costs and improve environmental performance of turbines.

It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1: Advancing Smart Curtailment Strategies

Topic Area 2: Advanced Component Research and Development

Topic Area 3: Development and Validation of Offshore Wind Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies

Please review the full Notice of Intent, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001935_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001924 (Last Updated: 6/25/2018 04:55 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: TBD
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001932: Pathways to Success for Next-Generation Supersized Wind Turbine Blades

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) operates within the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). WETO’s mission is to lead the nation’s efforts to research and develop innovative technologies, lower the costs and accelerate the development of wind power.

WETO is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding the key challenges associated with the manufacturing and deployment of larger next-generation blades for land-based wind turbines. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist WETO in analyzing the costs and benefits of various pathways to achieve larger wind turbine blades, which are currently constrained by transportation logistics over existing road and rail infrastructure. Potential pathways include onsite blade manufacturing or assembly, transportation and logistics innovations, and hybrid approaches. The RFI further solicits input on specific areas where further federal research and development would best be applied to have a high impact on enabling supersized blades for the next generation of cost-competitive wind energy.

Please review the complete RFI, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on June 11, 2018.

This is solely a Request for Information and NOT a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_(RFI)_Supersized_Wind_Turbine_Blades (Last Updated: 5/9/2018 10:00 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@HQ.Doe.Gov 
    For questions related to the EERE Exchange website only. EERE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.
  • WindEnergyRFI@ee.doe.gov 
    For submission of responses to this RFI only. EERE will not respond to questions. Responses must be submitted by 5:00 PM (ET) on June 11, 2018.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001825: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018

UPDATE: There is a new FOA Webinar link below.  Applicants, please use this link to join the webinar scheduled for May 8th.

There is a new Application for Finanical Assistance (SF 424) uploaded for applicants to download and submit with full applications.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 FOA supports research and development of innovative energy saving technologies, systems, tools, and models that could lead to significant reduction in building energy consumption.

BENEFIT 2018 focuses on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency and reduce the energy costs of the nation’s buildings and facilitate interaction with the electricity grid. Under this funding opportunity, BTO is interested in six topic areas:

Topic 1: Advanced Separation Technologies for Building Energy Efficiency

Topic 2: Advanced Building Materials

Topic 3: High-Performance Windows

Topic 4: Novel Approaches for Cyber-physical Systems in Buildings

Topic 5: Integration Research of Advanced Commercial Energy Efficiency Packages

Topic 6: Advancements in Natural Gas and Other Fuel-driven Equipment

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001825 BENEFIT 2018 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for May 8, 2018 at 11:00AM ET.  

https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?MTID=mb13832750da3129382101dfdec4cdad8 

Meeting number (access code): 903 763 876

Meeting password: BENEFIT18


Documents

  • BENEFIT 2018 FOA FAQ Log (Last Updated: 1/9/2019 10:24 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001825 Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2018 (Last Updated: 5/24/2018 04:33 PM ET)
  • BENEFIT FY18 - EERE 205 - FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 09:03 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT 18 Webinar Recording-20180508 (Last Updated: 5/10/2018 09:04 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:17 AM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/24/2018 11:53 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:12 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF- LLL (Last Updated: 3/27/2018 10:10 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/8/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 9/27/2018 5:00 PM ET – 10/2/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001767: U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA

The U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA solicits an administrator to establish and lead a voluntary consortium of members committed to shared public/private investment in collaborative R&D focused on realizing technology improvements for the offshore wind industry in the U.S.

The U.S. offshore wind industry has unique technological challenges that have yet to be overcome in the global offshore wind market. In order to establish a consortium to undertake mutually beneficial research and development (R&D) addressing these challenges, a competitive award of $18.5M will be made under this Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) FOA. An additional $2.0M will be allocated directly from DOE to DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research (FFRDC) and Development Centers to carry out R&D activities, either in direct partnership with the applicant, or prioritized by the consortium.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Please carefully review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement, which can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can also be accessed under the "Documents" heading below. Please review the FAQs before submitting a question, as a similar question may already have been answered.

An Informational Webinar was held on December 20, 2017. You may access the webinar through the link below using this password: OsWFOA1767

https://doe.webex.com/doe/ldr.php?RCID=75db58b2aaa3f07931b98e793c88ab17


The FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation slides can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov.


Documents

  • Modification_0001_to_DE-FOA-0001767_US_Offshore_Wind_Research_and_Development_Consortium_ (Last Updated: 3/21/2018 05:10 PM ET)
  • EERE_205_-_FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_Finalv2 (Last Updated: 1/23/2018 10:19 AM ET)
  • FOA_FAQ_4-27-2018 (Last Updated: 4/27/2018 05:33 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • EERE_303_Statement_of_Project_Objectives (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:39 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:39 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:40 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 12/6/2017 04:40 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/24/2018 8:00 AM ET – 4/27/2018 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001786: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001767: U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled U.S. Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium FOA.

This four year initiative will support and broaden the EERE offshore wind energy research and development (R&D) project portfolio. The U.S. Offshore Wind Consortium Research and Development FOA will solicit an administrator to lead a consortium of stakeholder members committed to collaborative, mutually beneficial R&D focused on addressing U.S.-specific offshore wind technology challenges, including (but not limited to): wind plant technology advancement; wind power resource and physical site characterization; and installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain technology solutions in order to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. EERE plans to make a single $18.5M award with an additional $2M to be allocated directly from DOE to DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research and Development Centers to carry out R&D activities prioritized by the consortium.

Please access the complete Notice of Intent under the "Documents" heading below.

IMPORTANT: This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001767_U.S (Last Updated: 11/22/2017 02:13 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001632: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017

The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development (R&D) for technologies and systems that contribute to reductions in building energy consumption. In the United States, the ET Program has the broad aim of supporting the development of cost-effective technologies that can reduce aggregate building energy use intensity by 30% by 2020, and 45% by 2030, relative to the consumption of 2010 energy-efficient technologies. The ET Program strives to meet this goal by researching and developing cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be introduced into the marketplace. A portion of the ET budget provides support for the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories in five areas: solid-state lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) (includes water heating and appliances), sensors & controls, windows & envelope, and modeling & tools. The remaining budget is distributed through competitive solicitations, including Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) like this one, to allow all interested parties (corporations, universities, non-profits, as well as the national labs) to innovate advanced technologies that lead to reduced primary energy consumption in buildings.

In prior years, the BENEFIT FOA consisted of two sections (Innovations: early-stage; Frontiers: later-stage, roadmap-driven) to complement the core funding provided by the program ([1], [2], [3], below). This FOA consists of four topic areas within these two sections (e.g., “Innovations” and “Frontiers”), as well as a new third “Scale-up” section for pre-commercial prototype development. Two targeted “Frontiers” topics are focused on Advanced HVAC&R and Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs), and two open topics are focused on early-stage R&D applications (“Innovations”) and pre-commercial prototype development and scale-up (“Scale-up”), respectively. This pursuit of early-stage (Innovations), as well as later-stage (Scale-up) investments in the open topics will provide balance to the BTO R&D portfolio and targeted technology topic and program areas.

[1] DE-FOA-0001383: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2016, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

[2] DE-FOA-0001166: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2015, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

[3] DE-FOA-0001027: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2014, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@ee.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of, and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance; and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.

Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA occured on December 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET Eastern Standard Time. Please see documents below in the Documents section for the powerpoint presentation and audio recording.

Documents

  • BENEFIT 2017 FOA Q&A Log (Last Updated: 4/21/2017 01:56 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 - Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – 2017 (Last Updated: 11/30/2016 09:40 AM ET)
  • BENEFIT Teaming List v1-4-2017 (Last Updated: 1/4/2017 11:08 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 Informational Webinar Part1 (Last Updated: 12/7/2016 03:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001632 BENEFIT 2017 Informational Webinar Part2 (Last Updated: 12/7/2016 03:27 PM ET)
  • EERE 205 - FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation_0 (Last Updated: 12/8/2016 04:18 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:17 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:17 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:18 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/7/2017 01:18 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/4/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/8/2017 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/19/2017 5:00 PM ET – 4/24/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001668: Request for Information: Wind Wildlife Operational Minimization and Compensatory Mitigation Research Needs

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites input from the public regarding a potential funding opportunity to 1) refine and improve wind turbine operational strategies for reducing impacts to bats and 2) refine and validate tools designed to compensate for eagle take in circumstances where risk to eagles cannot be reduced to zero after all practicable measures are taken to minimize impacts.

The complete RFI can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindWildlife@ee.doe.gov no later than 12:00 PM (ET) on October 11, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

EERE will not respond to questions concerning this RFI.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Documents

  • RFI_-_Wind_Wildlife_Operational_Minimization_and_Compensatory_Mitigation_Research_Needs (Last Updated: 9/21/2016 09:49 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001554: Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified. Please access Modification 0001 under the "Documents" heading below. Note the table of changes on the second page.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications that propose projects supporting eagle detection, classification, and impact minimization technologies in three Topic Areas.

Topic Area 1 will intend to support research on eagle ability to sense and respond to stimuli, in an effort to identify signals that will serve as optimal deterrents. Topic Area 2 will intend to further the technical readiness of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5-6 detect and deter and informed curtailment systems through technical improvement and testing activities.Topic area 3 will intend to support the demonstration of a proposed TRL 7+ detection and/or minimization technology at an operational wind facility at a scale sufficient to provide an accurate demonstration of efficacy through a statistically significant reduction of impact at a reasonable cost.

Please note the "Submission Deadlines" below. The EERE Exchange system is designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

The complete Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

FOA FAQs for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

A webinar was held for this FOA on Monday, June 27, 2016. The slide presentation from the webinar can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance - EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov  

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001554_-_Eagle_Impact_Minimization_Technologies_and_Field_Testing_Opportunities_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 6/22/2016 01:43 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQ 9-14-16 (Last Updated: 6/23/2016 04:39 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_EagleImpact_1554 (Last Updated: 6/27/2016 12:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 5/20/2016 12:50 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/20/2016 12:50 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 5/20/2016 12:51 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 5/20/2016 12:52 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/22/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/15/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 10/21/2016 5:00 PM ET – 10/27/2016 7:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001587: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001554: Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001554: “Wind Energy – Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities” in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting eagle detection, classification, and impact minimization technologies in three Topic Areas.

  • Topic Area 1 will intend to support research on eagle ability to sense and respond to stimuli, in an effort to identify signals that will serve as optimal deterrents.
  • Topic Area 2 will intend to further the technical readiness of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5-6 detect and deter and informed curtailment systems through technical improvement and testing activities.
  • Topic area 3 will intend to support the demonstration of a proposed TRL 7+ detection and/or minimization technology at an operational wind facility at a scale sufficient to provide an accurate demonstration of efficacy through a statistically significant reduction of impact at a reasonable cost.

Please access the complete Notice of Intent under the "Documents" heading below.

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001554_Wind_Energy_–_Eagle_Impact_Minimization_Technologies_and_Field_Testing_Opportunities (Last Updated: 5/4/2016 02:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001541: RFI: Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites input from the public regarding a potential funding opportunity to advance the readiness of technologies intended to reduce eagle mortalities at operational wind turbines or wind facilities. EERE seeks input on the focus and structure of a potential funding opportunity to support both technology field testing and validation activities and focused research and development to advance eagle impact minimization technologies towards commercialization, and on how to prioritize funding for research within this framework. Additionally, EERE is seeking input on the conditions under which technology vendors or developers would consider participating in a campaign to field test and validate their technologies and the conditions under which wind farm owner/operators would consider hosting field testing and validation activities at their operational facilities.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time.  EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA.  There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.  Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.


 

Documents

  • RFI: Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities, DE-FOA-0001541 (Last Updated: 2/24/2016 09:41 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001545: Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Powered Dam and Pumped Storage Hydropower Development in the U.S.

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in two resource classes: existing non-powered dams, and pumped storage hydropower. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist the WWPTO in developing future activities and priorities. WWPTO seeks input from any stakeholders in the U.S. hydropower community.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to non-powered dams and pumped storage hydropower. EERE is particularly interested in information on challenges related to development, market variability, and how technology affects deployment. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Please access the complete RFI under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to PSH_RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 18, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

As a follow on to this RFI, DOE’s Hydropower Program intends to hold a public workshop where questions in the RFI will be circulated and discussed with attendees. Details regarding this workshop will be provided in a subsequent public notice.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.

Documents

  • Request_for_Information_Challenges_and_Opportunities_for_Non_Powered_Dam_and_Pumped_Storage_Hydropower_Development_in_the_U.S (Last Updated: 2/17/2016 08:30 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/18/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001464: Request for Information (RFI) Assistance in Target Setting and Strategic Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment at the State and Regional Level

The RFI submission deadline is January 13, 2016.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to assess the level of interest among state and regional-level entities—including governmental, industrial, and academic organizations—in including renewable energy deployment into their energy strategies and in identifying specific challenge areas to address. For purposes of this RFI, renewable energy includes solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal technologies. Renewable energy targets and strategic plans have been set at the state level for many years, sometimes including technology-specific plans and programs. As Renewable Portfolio Standards sunset in many states and as compliance requirements are launched for greenhouse gas reduction, states may wish either to establish or re-evaluate targets for renewable electricity deployment and/or consider the most beneficial paths for achieving those goals. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Documents

  • RFI_-_Assistance_in_Target_Setting_and_Strategic_Planning_for_Renewable_Energy_Deployment_at_the_State_and_Regional_Level (Last Updated: 12/17/2015 07:05 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001395: BUILDING AMERICA INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE HOUSING INNOVATION

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), announces the Funding Opportunity Announcement “Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation” with funding up to $5.5 million. The Building America Research Program is the Residential Building Integration (RBI) Program’s premier applied research program. The Program is responsible for over 40 housing innovations to date that have enabled technology and market advancements in residential energy efficiency.

With this FOA, RBI will select additional building science teams in 2016 for the Building America Research Program. This FOA builds on work begun in the 2015 Building America FOA.

Awardees will conduct applied research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in real world houses of cost-effective technologies and practices that can help reduce the energy use intensity (EUI) of new single-family homes by 60% and existing single-family homes by 40%, relative to the 2010 average home EUI in each climate zone, by 2025, with a focus on reducing heating and cooling loads.

This FOA has 2 topics:

Topic 1: Building America Technology to Market Roadmap Projects
Topic 1 addresses three integrated technology gaps focused on achieving high performance residential buildings and overcoming market barriers to adoption at scale, including:

A) High Performance Moisture-Managed Building Envelope Systems;
B) Optimized Comfort Systems for Low-Load Homes; and
C) High Performance Ventilation Systems & IAQ Strategies.

Topic 2: Home Improvement RD&D Projects
Topic 2 addresses RD&D related to innovative energy efficiency upgrade opportunities for trade contractors during home improvements. Topic 2 projects must offer significant potential for increasing the energy efficiency of existing homes by addressing cost and/or market entry barriers related to home improvement trades adding energy efficiency measures during typical home improvement transactions. Applicants may propose RD&D projects in the following home improvement sectors:

Envelope upgrades (i.e., roofing, siding, & window replacements, foundation repairs, or other home envelope improvements related to achieving energy savings)

Mechanical system upgrades (i.e., HVAC service & replacements with the potential for significant energy savings above standard practice)

In addition, DOE will also consider Topic 2 project proposals that develop and/or demonstrate:

Innovative, cost saving methods/technologies for assessing home performance, either during inspections or real time operation.

On November 30, 3:00PM EST there will be an informational webinar about the FOA. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3467376259542266370

Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (Last Updated: 11/18/2015 11:45 AM ET)
  • FOA Specific Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 11/18/2015 12:06 PM ET)
  • 11/30/2015 Webinar transcription. (Last Updated: 11/30/2015 04:39 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424: Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 02:03 PM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 02:05 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification_3 (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 02:07 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/14/2016 02:05 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/21/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/8/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/3/2016 7:00 PM ET – 3/8/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001237: Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives

Amendment 000004 to DE-FOA-0001237

The purpose of this amendment is to change the application due date (from August 21 to September 1) as well as to correct omissions and clarify items in response to questions received re the FOA. Affected pages are 22, 32, 33 and 35. Changes are depicted in highlighted text.

The objective of this FOA is to develop and implement an effective purchasing/procurement process designed to coordinate and consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles, sub-components, advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure to significantly reduce the incremental cost of commercially available vehicles and/or critical components in markets nationwide. The process will result in increased deployment of efficient alternative fuel vehicles and an associated reduction in reduced U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

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Join us for a Webinar on June 17, 2015
Title: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Clean Cities FOA Webinar
Date: June 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Please register for FOA 1237: FY 2015 "Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Procurement Aggregating Initiatives" Applicant Webinar on Jun 17, 2015 2:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1284630170519203842


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The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk and or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant's concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA's posted deadline.


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001237, Amendment 000004 (Last Updated: 8/12/2015 07:32 AM ET)
  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 11:34 AM ET)
  • SF 424A Budget Information (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 11:34 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 11:31 AM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 11:34 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 8/11/2015 12:15 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 11:33 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Information (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:19 PM ET)
  • Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 8/14/2015 03:16 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • DE-FOA-0001237, Amendment 000004 (Last Updated: 8/12/2015 07:34 AM ET)
  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:34 PM ET)
  • SF 424A Budget Information (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:35 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:34 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:34 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 8/11/2015 12:16 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:36 PM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Information (Last Updated: 6/8/2015 12:36 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/29/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/1/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 10/15/2015 5:00 PM ET – 10/23/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001350: RFI - Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

Please see modification 0002 to this RFI under the "FOA Documents" heading below. The purpose of the modification is to extend the deadline for response to this RFI to July 2, 2015, 5:00PM ET.

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding the implementation of the 2011 report, A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States, and key challenges currently facing the offshore wind energy community in the United States. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist the WWPTO in its strategic approach to pursing the paths forward presented in the 2015 Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States report. WWPTO seeks input from any stakeholders in the broader U.S. offshore wind energy community.

Feedback is solicited from stakeholders in the offshore wind energy community on issues related to the Wind and Water Power Technology Office’s strategic approach to facilitating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States. Specifically the WWPTO seeks to better understand the relative value of Technology Advancement, Market Barrier Removal, and Crosscutting Activities as well as a broader strategic view of the WWPTO portfolio. To maintain continuity with prior efforts, the RFI references projects carried out subsequent to the National Offshore Wind Strategy, as well as actions recommended in the Wind Vision Report.

The full RFI can be accessed by clicking the link under the "FOA Documents" heading below.

This is solely a Request for Information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications and will not respond to questions.


Documents

  • Modification_0002_-_Facilitating_the_Development_of_Offshore_Wind_Energy_in_the_United_States (Last Updated: 5/7/2015 09:04 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001325: Modification 0001: RFI - Research and Development Needs for Wind Systems Utilizing Controllable Grid Simulators and Full Scale Hardware in the Loop Testing

This RFI is being modified to extend the date for response to May 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT.

Through a balanced portfolio approach, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office’s (WWPTO’s) Wind Power Program, herein referred to as the “Wind Program”, makes strategic investments in the Power Systems Integration subprogram, including transformational technology innovations that seek to maximize generation from wind power resources while addressing key grid level integration, operations, and planning challenges. The Wind Program addresses technology needs and opportunities in wind integration, which would otherwise not be addressed by the private sector on its own.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, utilities (investor-owned, municipal, and electric cooperative), academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the use of controllable grid simulators to perform full scale wind-grid system research, development, and testing. Such research, development, and testing could include the application of Power Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) testing capabilities to the wind technology market and the associated grid integration impacts.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to GridSimRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on May 27, 2015. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if possible. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. DOE will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.

Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001214: U.S. WIND MANUFACTURING: LARGER BLADES TO ACCESS GREATER WIND RESOURCES AND LOWER COSTS

The purpose of Modification 0001 is to update the Full Application Submission Deadline from 05/28/2015 to 06/04/2015.

This FOA supports Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for the manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine blades in order to facilitate deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Supported projects will develop cost-competitive integrated solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting overland, and assembling rotor blades longer than 60m, with design concepts scalable to greater lengths, and installing them at wind turbine hub heights of at least 120m.

This FOA is intended to be forward-looking in addressing U.S. market dynamics and domestic manufacturing opportunities through innovative solutions to constructing and assembling larger blades directly applicable to mitigating U.S. transportation constraints. Awards under the FOA will support partnerships between DOE and research and development (R&D) teams, including manufacturers.

The objectives of this FOA are to:

1. Reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of land-based wind power in appropriate wind regimes by enabling the use of taller towers over their entire lifecycle, allowing wind turbines to capture stronger wind resources aloft.

2. Increase the wind turbine deployment opportunities in lower wind speed regions across the country where wind energy has previously been more expensive to deploy.

3. Increase U.S. competitiveness in alignment with the EERE Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI).

Single Topic Area: This FOA is focused solely on R&D projects intended to raise the technology readiness level of large wind turbine blade manufacturing and installation concepts. New innovations in blade design as well as improvements in manufacturing and assembly processes are expected outcomes of this FOA. Solutions may include, but are not limited to, modular, segmented or site-fabricated blade technologies. Resulting designs and associated manufacturing, logistics and installation requirements may be applicable to both land-based and offshore wind plants.

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

A webinar for this FOA was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Click the link below to access the webinar. Note that you will be asked to register. Please also note that there is a delay of approximately 3 minutes before the webinar actually begins.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7663517246308780033

Documents

  • Modification 0001 DE-FOA-0001214 - U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades To Access Greater Wind Resources And Lower Costs (Last Updated: 3/9/2015 05:13 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 3/12/2015 05:17 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/10/2015 03:10 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 3/10/2015 03:12 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/10/2015 03:11 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical assistance with the EERE Exchange system only.
  • WindMfgFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to this specific Funding Opportunity Announcement. Questions must be submitted no later than 3 business days prior to the submission deadline for applications.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/17/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/8/2015 5:00 PM ET – 7/13/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001309: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001286: Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development

 

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development", Number DE-FOA-0001286. The full Notice of Intent document is posted in the "FOA Documents" section below.

This FOA will support research and development of new innovations in hydropower drivetrain and civil works technologies for low impact hydropower development. The focus will be to reduce overall capital costs and recurring operation and maintenance costs and reduce the environmental impact of developing new hydropower projects.

The technologies to be developed will include low impact civil structures, alternative construction methods and materials, and innovative mechanical and electrical powertrain components. These technologies will also help to reduce installation and maintenance costs, while addressing the environmental and social concerns of new hydropower development.

DOE will solicit innovative ideas to harness hydropower that can be rapidly built, removed, and replaced when necessary. Applicants will be encouraged to provide new concepts for alternative hydropower systems that will lower the costs of civil infrastructure development, can be deployed in a maximum of two (2) years with relatively low environmental impacts, and can be removed or replaced after their intended life is completed. These concepts and systems should be able to operate at a cost that is competitive with traditional sources of generation.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001309_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001286 (Last Updated: 2/25/2015 03:00 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001277: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001214: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs

 

The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs", Number DE-FOA-0001214. The full Notice of Intent document is posted in the "FOA Documents" section below.

This FOA will support Research and Development (R&D) partnerships leading to innovative designs and processes for the manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine blades in order to facilitate deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines. Supported projects will develop cost-competitive integrated solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting overland and assembling rotor blades longer than 60m, with design concepts scalable to greater lengths, and installing them at wind turbine hub heights of at least 120m. Multi-organizational teams including at least an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) turbine designer, a blade manufacturer and an installation/logistics firm are expected.

The proposed FOA is intended to be forward-looking in addressing U.S. market dynamics and domestic manufacturing opportunities through innovative solutions to constructing and assembling larger blades directly applicable to mitigating U.S. transportation constraints. Awards under the FOA will support partnerships between DOE and research and development (R&D) teams, including manufacturers. The resulting designs must be manufacturable in the U.S. in accordance with the U.S. Manufacturing Plan to be submitted as part of the application.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001277_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_FOA_DE-EE0001214 (Last Updated: 2/19/2015 06:49 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001278: RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics

Through a balanced portfolio approach, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO’s) Water Power Program, herein referred to as the “Program”, makes strategic investments in the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) subprogram, including transformational technology innovations that seek to maximize generation from water power resources while addressing key market deployment and environmental impact challenges. The Program aims to achieve cost-competitiveness with local hurdle rates of 12 to 15 cents per/kWh by 2030. The Program addresses technology needs and opportunities in MHK, which would otherwise not be addressed by the private sector on its own.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, state energy offices, regulatory offices, related offshore engineering consultants/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and other stakeholders on the Program’s future strategy and priorities.  EERE is specifically interested in information on each of the five focus areas listed in the RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 20, 2015. Responses must be provided as .pdf or Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. DOE will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.

Documents

  • RFI - Program Stragegy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics (Last Updated: 2/10/2015 02:47 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • MHKRFI@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for submission of RFI responses only. EERE will not respond to questions related to this RFI.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website only.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001201: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement

Amendment 000003 to DE-FOA-0001201.


The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “FY 2015 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement”.


This FOA supports a broad technology portfolio aimed at developing and deploying cutting-edge advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance and cost expectations.  Research, development, and deployment activities focus on reducing the cost and improving the performance of a mix of near-and-long-term vehicle technologies.


Specifically, these activities contribute to achieving the goals and objectives of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, with a focus on accelerating the development of advanced batteries, power electronics, and lightweight materials technologies.  In addition, this FOA supports technology development to reduce petroleum consumption through fuel economy improvements – specifically, advancements in combustion engines, alternative fuels, and other enabling technologies.


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Join us for a Webinar on February 4, 2015
Title:  FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide FOA Webinar
Date:  February 4, 2015
Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required:  Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required:  Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Please register for the FOA 1201 webinar prior to 12:00pm, EST on 2/4/2015 using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3946765521621479682
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing a link to join the webinar and a telephone number. Audio for this webinar will be available through your computer and/or telephone. If you choose to dial-in, you will need both the Access Code (provided in your confirmation email) and the Audio Pin (shown after joining the webinar on your computer).

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001201 "Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Vehicles Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement" - Amendment 000003 (Last Updated: 3/17/2015 03:20 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification EERE 159 Form (Last Updated: 1/23/2015 02:31 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:02 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification EERE 159 Form (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 01:58 PM ET)
  • Budget for Federally Funded Research and Development Center Contractor File (if applicable) (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:30 PM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:00 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 1/21/2015 02:02 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/26/2015 8:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/10/2015 8:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/22/2015 5:00 PM ET – 6/25/2015 8:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001108: Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

The SunShot Initiative (SunShot) is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. The installed cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has reduced significantly in recent years, spurring significant and accelerating deployment of PV systems.

 

With the anticipated proliferation of solar power at the centralized and distributed scales, the variability and uncertainty of the solar resource poses challenges for reliably integrating photovoltaics (PV) with electric power systems, both at the distribution and bulk system levels.

 

The goal of the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid. Such an integrated solution should utilize smart inverters, and be capable of working with smart buildings, smart appliances, and utility communication and control systems. The solutions thus developed will enable widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable PV generation, and provide for successful integration of PV power plants with the electric grid.

 

WEBINAR UPDATE:

The SHINES FOA Webinar on Thursday, November 13, 2014 had technical difficulties and has been rescheduled for November 18, 2014.  Please register at the link below.

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/656418777

 

 

Title:      SHINES FOA

Date:     Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time:     3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

Documents

  • SUSTAINABLE AND HOLISTIC INTEGRATION OF ENERGY STORAGE AND SOLAR PV (SHINES)(Modification 0002) (Last Updated: 3/9/2015 03:27 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SHINES FOA Webinar: November 18, 2014 (Last Updated: 11/18/2014 03:53 PM ET)
  • Technology Readiness Levels (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 02:54 PM ET)
  • SUSTAINABLE AND HOLISTIC INTEGRATION OF ENERGY STORAGE AND SOLAR PV (SHINES)(Modification 0001) (Last Updated: 1/26/2015 03:15 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 10/29/2014 12:37 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 159) (Last Updated: 10/29/2014 12:38 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 10/29/2014 12:38 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 12/16/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/26/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 5/20/2015 5:00 PM ET – 5/26/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001181: Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The purpose of Modification 0003 is to update the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from Feb. 2, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2015.

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to fund Research and Development (R&D) projects that advance the technical readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies.  This FOA will also support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies, which if successful, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce their impacts on bats and ease the regulatory & financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

The Exchange system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applications.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

A webinar was held on Wednesday, November 5. Click the link below to access the webinar. Please note that you will be asked to register.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/932768905

 

 

Documents

  • Modification_0003_DE-FOA-0001181_-_Wind_Energy_Bat_Impact_Minimization_Technologies_and_Field_Testing_Opportunities (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 03:47 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 12:53 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the EERE Exchange system only.
  • BatMitigationFOA@ee.doe.gov 
    This email address is for questions related to the content of this specific FOA. Questions must be submitted no fewer than 3 days prior to the FOA closing date.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 2/10/2015 12:00 PM ET – 2/13/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001213: FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact. 

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, but it can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is continuing to issue "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.  The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs.  Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) develops and deploys efficient and environmentally-friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. These technologies will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment. 

For example, the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge requires dramatic improvements in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) performance and cost that are specified as technical targets and “stretch goals” for key technical areas of plug-in electric vehicles. These are detailed in the EV Everywhere Blueprint document, posted on the VTO website.

Other specific technology and technical goals can be found in supporting roadmaps and plans such as the Office's Multiyear Program Plan, U.S. DRIVE Partnership Plan; 21st Century Truck Roadmap and Technical White Papers; and other plans and roadmaps referenced on the website.

This Vehicle Technologies Incubator FOA is open to proposals that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The full spectrum of technologies and non-hardware solutions relevant to efficient and environmentally friendly transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum will be considered for funding.

The description above is meant to demonstrate the breadth of possibilities. 

The following types of applications will be deemed nonresponsive and will not be reviewed or considered:

• Commercial hardware technologies, products, and solutions;

• Incremental improvements to existing technologies, products, or solutions;

• Solutions, approaches, or technologies similar to those already being investigated through current or recent DOE projects; and

• Technologies that are not based on sound scientific principles (e.g., violates the law of thermodynamics).

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement as well as submission of applications are found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.


Join us for a Webinar on January 20, 2015

Please register for the FOA 1213 webinar prior to 12:00pm, EST on 1/20/2015 using the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8741863273498284290

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email providing a link to join the webinar and a telephone number. Audio for this webinar will be available through your computer and/or telephone. If you choose to dial-in, you will need both the Access Code (provided in your confirmation email) and the Audio Pin (shown after joining the webinar on your computer).

Title:  FY2015 Vehicle Technologies Office Incubator FOA Webinar

Date:  January 20, 2015

Time:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required:  Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required:  Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer


Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001213 FY2015 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE INCUBATOR (Last Updated: 1/12/2015 02:08 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:31 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification EERE 159 Form (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:32 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:36 AM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification EERE 159 Form (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:37 AM ET)
  • Environmental Questionnaire (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:37 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/3/2014 10:38 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/10/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/30/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 5/27/2015 5:00 PM ET – 6/1/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001166: Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015

The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) supports applied research and development for technologies and systems that contribute to building energy consumption.  BTO’s goal is to deliver 50% primary energy savings in the year 2030, relative to the baseline energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook.  The ET Program is helping to meet this goal by enabling cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies to be developed and introduced into the marketplace.  The ET Program maintains support for the national laboratories in five core areas:  Solid-State Lighting, HVAC (includes water heating and appliances), Sensors & Controls, Windows & Envelope, and Modeling & Tools.  This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas:  Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies. These topics are combined into this single, relatively large FOA in order to reduce administrative costs and to ensure that only the best applications are supported.

 

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001166 BENEFIT FOA FAQ sheet in FOA Documents.  

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001166 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY FRONTIERS AND INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES (BENEFIT) - 2015 (Last Updated: 10/8/2014 04:18 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 BENEFIT FOA FAQ (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 11:43 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 FY15 BENEFIT Webinar 1 - October 15 2014 (Last Updated: 10/20/2014 11:07 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001166 - FY15 BENEFIT FOA Webinar 2 - December 1 2014 (Last Updated: 12/11/2014 10:15 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF 424 - Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:41 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:41 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 12/2/2014 02:42 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 1/7/2015 11:34 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/12/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 2/17/2015 5:00 PM ET – 2/20/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001209: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001181: Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities.”

 

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks through this FOA to fund projects that advance the technical and commercial readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies including, but not limited to, bat deterrents and operational changes that have a high likelihood of reducing bat mortality at a facility. This FOA will also support the demonstration and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies at operational wind facilities. These technologies, once successfully demonstrated, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce bat mortality at wind facilities and ease the regulatory and financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

 

The full Notice of Intent (NOI) DE-FOA-0001209 is posted in the FOA Documents section of this NOI. 

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. EERE plans to issue the FOA in the first Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (by December 31, 2014). The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001209_Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_FOA_DE-FOA-0001181 (Last Updated: 10/2/2014 04:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001021: Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

The Funding Opportunity Anonuncement (Number DE-FOA-0001021) indicated EERE anticipated notifying applicants selected for negotiation of award by January 9, 2015 and promptly notify in writing each applicant whose application has not been selected for award. Even though selections were anticipated Janaury 9, 20015, none have been made. We are working toward an announcement as quickly as possible, however we do not have a specific date for the announcement of the selections at this time.  Once selections have been made, however, all applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

The purpose of modification 0004 is to correct grammatical errors on Page 13, Sections 4(b), 4(d) and 4(e).

 

The purpose of modification 0003 is to further update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix all the errors in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purpose of modification 0002 is to update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix an error in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purposes of modification 0001 are to:

1. Modify the FOA to omit the words “natural gas” in the description of clean energy systems as follows:

Clean energy systems (renewable energy or natural gas combined heat and power systems).

Note that this correction does not change the definition of a clean energy system.  It only clarifies that eligible combined heat and power systems may be fueled by either renewable energy resources or natural gas.

2. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 5:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 15% displacement of energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy displaced in multiple buildings.  

3. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 7:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 20% reduction in the total of all energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy reduction in multiple buildings.  

4. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 8:

The minimum system size (50 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems.  

5. Modify the description of Example #1 in Appendix C, Calculating Energy Savings (page 72) from:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power System: Displaced energy using a small wind system

to:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power and Heating Systems: Displaced energy using a photovoltaic power and biomass heating system

6. Modify the FOA by deleting the words “and C” on page 4 as follows:

All cost share must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law (see Section III.B and Appendices B and C).

7. Modify the FOA by correcting the following references:

a. On the bottom of page 8 change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
b. On page 16, change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
c. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
d. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.17 to Section IV.C.19
e. On page 17, fifth paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
f. On page 39, change Section IV.C.20 to Section IV.C.21

 

Under this FOA, EERE is soliciting Applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to: (1) install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits projects for tribal buildings; and (2) to deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale on Indian Lands (see Section III.A for eligibility definitions).

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).


An Informational Webinar was held on August 14, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link:
http://eeredevapps1.nrel.gov/tribalenergy/webinar_de-foa-0001021.cfm 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Mod 0004 (Last Updated: 7/10/2014 12:20 PM ET)
  • DE-F0A-0001021 Webinar (Last Updated: 8/21/2014 03:35 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:35 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:36 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:36 PM ET)
  • Energy Saved Template Topic Area 1 - DE-FOA-0001021 Mod 0003 (Last Updated: 7/16/2014 12:33 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/2/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001155: RFI: Acceleration of Distributed Generation from Wind Energy Systems

Defining distributed wind by technology application, rather than size, has shifted the Research and Development (R&D) paradigm to include all wind technologies used in distributed applications (small, medium, and large), not just small wind turbines. DOE invites input from the public regarding this shift in perspective and the Wind Program’s present research and development focus areas, which include Wind Resource Characterization & Assessment; Turbine Technology; Distributed Grid Integration; and Soft Cost Reduction. Comments that can be used to evaluate DOE’s new perspective on distributed wind and research and development focus areas will help inform future activities and priorities.  

 

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time.  EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA.  There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI.  Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.  Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

 

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to DistributedGenerationRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EST) on September 25, 2014.  Responses must be provided as .pdf or Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-000155_RFI_Acceleration_of_Distributed_Generation_from_Wind_Energy_Systems (Last Updated: 7/2/2014 09:34 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001157: RFI: Wind Energy Bat and Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invites input from the public regarding a potential funding opportunity to advance the readiness of technologies intended to reduce mortality of bats, eagles, or other wildlife at operational wind turbines or wind facilities. EERE in particular seeks input on the current state of wildlife impact mitigation and minimization technologies, conditions under which technology vendors or developers would consider participating in a campaign to field test and validate their technologies, and the conditions under which wind farm owner/operators would consider hosting field testing and validation activities at their operational facilities. Finally, EERE seeks input on a proposed framework for conducting both technology field testing and validation activities and focused research and development (R&D) to advance wildlife impact minimization technologies towards commercialization, and on how to prioritize funding for research within this framework. 

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI is not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WindMitigationRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00PM ET on July 25, 2014. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) attachment to the email, of no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001157 RFI Wind Energy Bat and Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities (Last Updated: 6/23/2014 03:18 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • WindMitigationRFI@ee.doe.gov 
    Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx or .doc) attachment to the email, of no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000966: Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator - Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Amendment 00001: Change the submission deadline for Full Applications from 9/3/2014 to 9/10/2014.  Change the submittal date for Replies to Reviewer Comments from 10/14/2014 to 10/21/2014.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

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Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar

Title:

Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator FOA Webinar

Date:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: DE-FOA-0000966 Amendment 000001 (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 11:17 AM ET)
  • Webinar Slides - DE-FOA-0000966 (Last Updated: 7/2/2014 04:34 PM ET)
  • Webinar Transcript - DE-FOA-0000966 (Last Updated: 7/2/2014 04:35 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:02 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 01:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/7/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/10/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 10/16/2014 10:00 PM ET – 10/21/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001118: RFI: Marine and Hydrokinetic Device Field Measurements

The purpose of this modification is to extend the deadline for responses to this RFI to 6/30/2014 at 5:00pm ET.

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invites input from the public regarding a potential effort to obtain field measurement data on and around large-scale (1:5 or greater) marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) devices, specifically wave energy converters (WECs) or current energy converters (CECs).  Comments regarding the availability of devices and pre-permitted sites for such an effort are specifically requested, as well as discussion of the potential benefits of verified and validated open source numerical design tools and publicly accessible field measurement validation datasets.

The WWPTO requests information in three broad categories: (1) questions regarding data and design tool gaps and deployment plans; (2) WEC intellectual property considerations; and (3) CEC intellectual property considerations.  Respondents are encouraged to complete category (1) and either category (2) or category (3).  The information gathered from this RFI will be used to inform strategic planning by the WWPTO to advance the MHK industry.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gather feedback from stakeholders prior to DOE potentially issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This RFI is not a FOA; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications at this time. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to 1118RFIMHK@go.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (EDT) on June 30, 2014. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, of no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001118_Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_Device_Field_Measurements_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 4/14/2014 02:12 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • 1118RFIMHK@go.doe.gov 
    Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, of no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000978: Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. extend the Submission Deadline for Full Applications to June 4, 2014.

2. extend the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments to July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET.

 

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)’s Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks to fund R&D in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plan and/or existing project portfolio in a meaningful or significant way. This Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents an opportunity to support novel and non-incremental technology approaches and to ultimately facilitate identification and future inclusion of highly promising, emerging technology approaches into the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plans and future program portfolios. The FOA will accept applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).    

    

An Informational Webinar was held for this FOA on April 17, 2014.  To view the webinar, click the link below.  Please note, that the webinar starts approximately 4 minutes late. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000978_Technology_Incubator_for_Wind_Energy_Innovations_Modification_0002 (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 02:12 PM ET)
  • An_Informational_Webinar_was_held_on_April_17,_2014._You_may_view_the_slides_in_pdf_here (Last Updated: 4/17/2014 05:48 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:45 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/31/2014 03:46 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/28/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/4/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/1/2014 6:00 PM ET – 7/7/2014 10:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0001066: Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001066 to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001006 Water Power Manufacturing

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Water Power Manufacturing”.

This FOA supports  the application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies.  With the significant advancements realized over the last decade, the application of advanced materials, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven, additive manufacturing technologies can effectively push the performance and speed the adoption of new hydropower technologies.    

There is a significant opportunity to substantially increase hydropower generation at low-head sites in the US and around the world (“low-head” = sites with heads in the range of 2-20 meters, or 6-66 feet).  These  “new” hydropower opportunities, which are typically capable of generating between 100 kW - 30 MW, are readily present at existing non-powered dams, and existing constrained waterways (to include canals and conduits).   The ability to leverage existing water resource infrastructure makes these sites particularly attractive from an economic and permitting perspective.  For example, these sites (non-powered dams and constrained waterways) tend to have roads and transmission lines already established on-site (or at least within close-proximity), and as the core infrastructure is already in place (dams and/or man-made conduits and canals), there would be minimal environmental impact due to the addition of a hydropower unit.      

The development of low-cost, integrated hydropower turbine-generator sets capable of delivering cost-competitive electricity from these resources and within these head ranges is critical to fully exploit this emerging global opportunity.   The following criteria are considered essential design elements in this regard:

•  Modular, self-contained units:  hydropower turbine-generator units should be relatively lightweight and be designed to be readily packaged to ease shipment and installation upon delivery. 
•  Variable Speed:  High efficiency across a range of flows.
•  Cost Competitive:  Capital costs at full-scale production runs of less than $2k/kW, and an LCOE of $0.06/kW-hr or less:  Systems must be able to compete with local hurdle rates.
•  Minimize costs of manufacturing, operations and maintenance, and repair:  The application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to maximize the efficiency of unit production; and improve performance, survivability, and reparability of hydro turbine generator sets should yield cost-competitive, high performance systems with broad applicability.  
•  Ecologically non-disruptive:  turbine/generator units should not have a significantly deleterious effect on marine life compared to the existing resource and infrastructure.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, on behalf of EERE intends to issue a FOA titled, “Water Power Manufacturing”. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange no later than April 2014.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001066_to_Issue_Funding_Opportunity_Announcement_DE-FOA-0001006_Water_Power_Manufacturing (Last Updated: 3/24/2014 11:12 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001080: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001081 Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, “Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)”.

Testing, evaluation, and comparison of multiple close to full-scale wave energy conversion (WEC) systems will help industry identify and focus on the most promising device archetypes.  This FOA intends to support the deployment of two WEC systems for a period of approximately one year at water depths of approximately 60 and 80 meters at the Navy’s WETS in Kaneohe, HI, for comparison of performance, reliability, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.  EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in the second quarter of calendar year 2014.  All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change.

Documents

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001047: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000978 Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

The purpose of this modification is to revise the Notice of Intent to include eligibility language for ALL Applicants and specifically for DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations”.

EERE is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America.  In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps.  EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.  The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs.  Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

The planned “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations” FOA continues the work of the Wind Program within EERE, and supports the long-term goals of WWPTO, which include:

  • Lower the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) of land-based utility-scale wind energy systems from 2011 reference costs1 of 7.2 ¢/kWh (cents per kilowatt hour) to 4.2 ¢/kWh by 2030
  • Lower LCOE of fixed-bottom offshore utility-scale wind energy systems from 2011 reference costs1 of 22.5 ¢/kWh to 13.7 ¢/kWh by 2030.

The FOA encompasses applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program. All high-impact applications will be considered.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, on behalf of EERE intends to issue a FOA titled, “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations”. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange no later than March 2014.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001047_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0000978_Technology_Incubator_for_Wind_Energy_Innovations__Modification_0001 (Last Updated: 2/5/2014 02:41 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001016: Funding Opportunity Announcement: Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program

While geothermal power is an attractive potential source for sustainable energy production, the high heat temperature requirements (typically >150°C) of most geothermal capture systems constrain geographic distribution and economic viability of geothermal energy production. Advancement of strategic material or mineral recovery aims to address this limitation. By partnering with geothermal and mineral industry stakeholders to develop additional revenue streams from brines, the economic viability of geothermal projects will increase while also allowing for increased geographic diversity of this clean, round-the-clock energy source.

Rare earths and strategic minerals are essential for modern industry, especially clean-energy technologies, but are subject to supply risk in the face of ever-increasing demand. As an example, consumer uses of lithium batteries have soared over the last decade, powering everything from electric cars to tablets to cell phones. Global demand for lithium carbonate is expected to exceed 250,000 tons by 2017—a 60% increase over current usage. As demand grows in this burgeoning market, a reliable supply of critical materials for advanced manufacturing technologies is a growing concern. This program aims to help alleviate this type of supply bottleneck.

The Energy Department seeks up to ten 1-2 year feasibility and/or applied R&D projects that will lead to commercialized technologies. Geothermal mining of rare earth and near-critical metals are the focus of this research, with the intent to effectively lower the cost of geothermal energy production while diversifying and stabilizing the supply of critical materials for domestic industries. To learn more about the ‘Low-Temperature Mineral Recovery Program’ funding opportunity, click here. Register for an informative webinar to learn more about the strategic material extraction and this opportunity.

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. EERE supports innovative technologies that reduce both risk and costs of bringing geothermal power online. Learn more about the Department's efforts to develop geothermal energy.

Documents

  • EERE 105 DE-FOA-0001016 LOW TEMPERATURE GEOTHERMAL MINERAL RECOVERY PROGRAM (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 11:25 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/3/2014 04:12 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/6/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/2/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 6/11/2014 5:00 PM ET – 6/17/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000982: U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources and Lower Cost of Energy

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support the development of technologies that mitigate U.S. transportation and logistics constraints affecting the deployment of taller utility-scale wind turbine systems. Continued turbine up-scaling and design advancements are expected to increase turbine performance and lower costs. Scaling to higher hub heights allows wind turbines to capture less turbulent and often stronger wind resources, thereby improving productivity and economics.  Supported projects will develop lifecycle cost-competitive tower solutions that address the challenges of fabricating, transporting, assembling, maintaining, and decommissioning towers for turbine hub heights of at least 120 m. These projects will strengthen U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing wind turbine components, reduce the cost of wind energy, and dramatically expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

 

An Informational Webinar was held on February 11, 2014. You may access the webinar here -

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/122492481

 

   

Documents

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:15 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:15 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 1/23/2014 06:16 PM ET)
  • Appendix_C_-_LCOE_Calculation_Guidance (Last Updated: 4/11/2014 11:35 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/27/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 5/15/2014 3:00 PM ET – 5/22/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000984: Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

The purposes of this modification are to:

1. update the FOA with information presented during the Informational Webinar on the support roles of DOE National Laboratories and NOAA with respect to the FOA research areas with the addition of Appendix G.

2. revise the FOA to show that applicant replies to reviewer comments is extended from two business days to three business days in Section IV.F.


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is aimed at improving the physical understanding of atmospheric processes which directly impact the wind industry forecasts and incorporate the new understanding into the foundational weather forecasting models.  The awardee, in partnership with Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a Balancing Authority (BA), will conduct a field campaign in an area of complex terrain to assess how physical processes alter wind speeds at hub heights. From this research, the team will work to develop physical modeling schemes or atmospheric theories that can be incorporated in foundational weather models to improve wind forecasting.

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:
In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.


An Informational Webinar was held on April 21, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/592662257

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0000984 - Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain Modification 0001 (Last Updated: 3/19/2014 12:41 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0000984_Informational_Webinar_Slides_4-21-14 (Last Updated: 4/23/2014 11:42 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 - Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 4/2/2014 12:15 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/2/2014 12:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/2/2014 12:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/5/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/5/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/7/2014 6:00 PM ET – 7/11/2014 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001045: Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy.” The proposed FOA will support the development of technologies that mitigate U.S. transportation and logistics constraints affecting the deployment of taller utility-scale wind turbine systems. The FOA is expected to focus on innovative designs and processes for wind turbine tower manufacturing and turbine system installation. Supported potential projects will develop integrated tower and erection solutions which are demonstrably cost-competitive over the entire tower lifecycle of fabrication through decommissioning, for multi-megawatt turbine hub heights of at least 120 meters.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in the first quarter of calendar year 2014.

 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001045_-_Notice_of_Intent_for_FOA_U.S (Last Updated: 12/18/2013 05:19 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001042: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE)

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applicants to establish the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE).  NIICE seeks to advance three goals:

  • Improve the performance of existing and new clean energy business incubators across the country by setting a high performance standard, fostering best practices, and improving coordination of the incubator community;
  • Strengthen support for early-stage companies developing high-risk technologies and scaling from prototype to domestically-based production; and
  • Catalyze investment in early-stage clean energy businesses by improving information regarding capital access for incubators, including disseminating analysis and materials on philanthropic funds, corporate venture, and other innovative financing mechanisms.

To accomplish these goals, NIICE is funding awards in two topic areas: (1) a national organization to serve as a coordinating body for clean energy incubators and a central source of information for clean energy stakeholders; and (2) set a benchmark to develop top-performing, clean energy-focused incubators by funding three to five incubators across the United States.

 

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

 

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.

 

Applicants that experience issues with submissions that result in a late submission:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission that results in a late submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues (including finalizing the submission on behalf of and with the Applicant’s concurrence). DOE will only accept late applications when the Applicant has a) encountered technical difficulties beyond their control; b) has contacted the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance, and c) has submitted the application through eXCHANGE within 24 hours of the FOA’s posted deadline.

 

A webinar was conducted by DOE to provide more information to potential applicants on March 6, 2014. Materials from the webinar, including the slides and script, can be found in the FOA Documents section below. 

Title: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) FOA: Pre-Application Informational Webinar

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Link:  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/318108032

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

A webinar was conducted by DOE to provide more information to potential applicants on January 21, 2014. Slides from the webinar can be found in the FOA Documents section below. 

Title: National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) FOA: Pre-Concept Paper Informational Webinar

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Link:  Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/587911776

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer 

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Documents

  • National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001042 (Last Updated: 1/6/2014 02:17 PM ET)
  • NIICE FOA Pre-Concept Paper Webinar (Last Updated: 1/27/2014 01:48 PM ET)
  • NIICE FOA Pre-Application Webinar Script (Last Updated: 3/10/2014 04:41 PM ET)
  • NIICE FOA Pre-Application Webinar Slides (Last Updated: 3/13/2014 04:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 3/3/2014 05:07 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 3/3/2014 05:08 PM ET)
  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 3/3/2014 05:09 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 2/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/3/2014 12:00 AM ET – 4/10/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001049: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0000984 Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain.”

By researching physical processes in complex terrain that drive wind and ramp events, the WWPTO is seeking proposals for improving short-term (0 to 15 hour) wind forecasts. Additionally the research is intended to benefit the day-ahead wind forecasts as well in order to benefit the U.S. wind industry.  This FOA will fund one recipient to populate a study area (approximately 800 by 800 kilometers) with additional meteorological instrumentation and equipment to measure specific physical properties. The WWPTO is interested in the region between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific coastline as a candidate area for studying these physical properties.

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in early 2014. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001049_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0000984_Wind_Forecasting_Improvement_Project_in_Complex_Terrain (Last Updated: 12/9/2013 11:39 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001048: Request for Information Regarding a Proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement: Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office Water Power Program hosted a webinar to introduce the Wave Energy Converter Prize concept and allow participants to provide non-binding input regarding the potential development and implementation of a prize challenge.  DOE wants to understand how recent FOA design decisions may affect the application response rate.  This announcement is intended to serve as a Notice of Intent of the upcoming FOA regarding Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize and a Request for Information to solicit information regarding potential response rate given the current design of the FOA.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: DE-FOA-0001048 Request for Information and Notice of Intent (Last Updated: 12/2/2013 12:24 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    Please use this email address for technical support.
  • WECPrizeRFI@go.doe.gov 
    Responses to the RFI must be submitted electronically to this email address. EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001038: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0000971: Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation.

This FOA will support the development of instrumentation, associated processing tools, and integration of instrumentation packages for monitoring the environmental impacts of marine and hydrokinetic technologies. It will also support the development and testing of sensors, instrumentation, or processing techniques to collect physical data on ocean waves (e.g., height, period, directionality, steepness) and characterize the available resources.

It is anticipated that the FOA may include the following Topic Areas:

Topic Area 1 – MHK Environmental Instrumentation Development

Topic Area 2 - Development and Integration of Instrumentation Packages

Topic Area 3 - Wave Resource Characterization

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the EERE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0001038_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0000971_Environmental_Stewardship_for_Renewable_Energy_Technologies (Last Updated: 11/20/2013 01:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    This email address is for technical questions related to the EERE Exchange website. DOE will not respond to questions related to this Notice of Intent.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000990: Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III

Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III

The Next Generation Photovoltaic Technologies III program seeks to support research that applies basic science towards the realization of devices that demonstrate the photovoltaic (PV) effect.  Specifically, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits proposals that apply promising basic materials science that has been proven at the materials properties level to demonstrate photovoltaic conversion improvements to address or exceed SunShot goals.

Webinar Information:

Title:

NEXT GEN PV III Information Webinar

Date:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Time:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Link:

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/891311265

After registering at the link above you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Title:

NEXT GEN PV III Information Webinar

Date:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Time:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server


Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer


Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/425834777

 

Title:     Next Gen PV 3 FOA Webinar 2

Date:     Friday, February 28, 2014

Time:    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet  

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: DE-FOA-0000990: NEXT GENERATION PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES III (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 12:58 PM ET)
  • Nov 25, 2013 Webinar (Last Updated: 11/26/2013 09:23 AM ET)
  • Feb 28, 2014 Webinar (Last Updated: 2/28/2014 03:44 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SF-424 Form (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 01:30 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 01:32 PM ET)
  • SF-424A Budget Form (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 01:33 PM ET)
  • PMC123.1 Detailed Budget Justification Form (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 01:34 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Form (Last Updated: 10/29/2013 01:34 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • eere-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.
  • DOEnextgenPV@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/3/2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/24/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/30/2014 4:00 PM ET – 5/6/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001013: Bioenergy Technologies Office, Demonstration and Deployment Strategies - Request for Information (RFI)

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is soliciting feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to advanced biofuel, bioproducts, and biopower technology validation and potential deployment strategies.  EERE is specifically interested in information on advanced biofuel, bioproducts, and biopower technologies that are ready for technology validation at a Technology Readiness Level of 6 or higher. 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001013, Mod 001, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Demonstration and Deployment Strategies RFI (Last Updated: 12/9/2013 02:56 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001015: Notice of Intent: Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)

NOTICE OF INTENT:

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Building Technologies Office (BTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT)”.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice of the proposed upcoming FOA. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in FY14.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

Internal analysis from the Building Technology Office’s Prioritization Tool shows that energy-efficient window (fenestration) attachments are cost-effective and with increased market penetration, have the potential to save nearly 800 TBtu per year by. As a result, BTO has developed a strategy to catalyze rapid deployment and installation of energy-efficient fenestration attachments. The FOA’s objective is to develop a third-party program that creates a consistent set of energy performance-based rating and certification standards and program procedures, oversees the implementation of rating, certification, labeling, and performance verification procedures, and develops and maintains a publicly available, searchable electronic database of fenestration attachment product performance. A third-party rating, certification, and labeling program would enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data would assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of a particular product choice.

The intended FOA will address this need by providing the successful Awardee with four years of funding to develop a program for rating, certification, performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. 

Documents

  • Notice of Intent_Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration Technologies (CRAFT) (Last Updated: 10/21/2013 05:16 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000959: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015

 Informational Webinar

DOE hosted an informational webinar on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 on December 4, 2013. Follow this link to view a recording of the webinar. (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/686444776). You will be required to register for the webinar in order to view the recording. A transcript and the slide presentation are available in the FOA Documents section of this announcement.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The purpose of this amendment is to make the following change:

Include informational webinar instructions for a webinar to be held on December 4th, 2013.

Title:    Solar Decathlon 2015 FOA Informational Webinar

Date:    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/686444776

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees:

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees:

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees:

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Through The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy challenges 20 domestic and international affiliated collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.  The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The purposes of the Solar Decathlon are to:

• Educate students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design solutions.

• Demonstrate to the public the comfort and affordability of homes that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable-energy systems available today.

• Provide participating students with unique training that prepares them to enter our nation’s clean-energy workforce.

The challenge to the teams competing in Solar Decathlon 2015 is to safely and effectively design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive in less than 24 months.

The Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an educational workforce development program designed to educate university-level students.  The Solar Decathlon is also a public outreach demonstration designed to foster greater adoption of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.

Documents

Previous Versions

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Amendment 0001 (Last Updated: 11/20/2013 11:19 AM ET)
  • US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Informational Webinar 12/4/2013 (Last Updated: 12/4/2013 04:46 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 10:50 AM ET)
  • SF-424A (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 10:54 AM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Detailed Budget Justification (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 10:54 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 9/27/2013 10:55 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/20/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 1/27/2014 8:00 AM ET – 1/28/2014 8:00 AM ET

DE-FOA-0000898: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) initially titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT).”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  The AFFECT FOA will provide direct funding to U.S. Federal agencies for the development of capital projects and other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency and renewable energy investments at agency facilities.

It is anticipated that the FOA will include the following two (2) topic areas:

Topic Area 1: Combined Heat and Power (CHP); and

Topic Area 2: Renewable Energy, including solar, wind, biomass, landfill gas, ocean, geothermal, waste to energy, and new hydroelectric energy technologies.

The purpose of this Notice is to encourage prospective applicants to begin formulating ideas, gathering data, and developing partnerships in anticipation of the issuance of the FOA. Prior to FOA issuance, FEMP is making technical assistance available upon request to Federal agencies to identify and analyze CHP or renewable energy opportunities and technologies.  FEMP technical assistance related to the objectives of the AFFECT FOA will only be available to Federal agencies up until the release of the FOA, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2014.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0000898 (Last Updated: 7/9/2013 10:37 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000929: RFI - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Barriers and Opportunities for Wind Technologies

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only.  DOE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI.  This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.  DOE may or may not issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) based on consideration of the input received from this RFI.

The Department of Energy (DOE) seeks input from the public related to the manufacturing and supply chain for both land-based & offshore wind turbines.  Improvements in manufacturing processes could significantly improve the viability of next-generation turbines and reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for these technologies, as well as increase U.S. competitiveness in clean energy technologies.  DOE seeks to improve these areas and is requesting information to identify the most promising investment opportunities based on industry needs.

The information collected by this RFI will be used for market baseline information and internal DOE planning.  Interested parties to this RFI might include, but are not limited to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), developers, state development agencies, and suppliers in the Wind markets.  The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain public input regarding manufacturing challenges and opportunities for land-based and offshore wind technologies.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MSC@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2013.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: RFI - Manufacturing and Supply Chain Barriers and Opportunities for Wind Technologies (Last Updated: 5/14/2013 11:14 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • MSC@go.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to MSC@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on June 30, 2013. Responses should include: cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response. Responses must be provided as attachments (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF Format) to an email. The subject line should read "Manufacturing and supply chain barriers and opportunities for wind technologies (insert name-organization).” One inch margins and 12 point font should be used. Please indicate the questions being addressed (e.g., Section A.1. or Section B.2.). Questions regarding the content of this RFI must be submitted to the email address provided above with the email subject line “Question”. Respondents are requested to include the following information in their responses to this RFI: Company/institutional name; individual contact (mailing address, phone number, e-mail address); facility location(s) (zip code); and area of expertise/interest. The WWPTO recognizes that all listed questions may not be applicable to all respondents, and respondents may provide responses to all or a portion of the RFI questions. WWPTO requests that respondents focus only on the questions for which they can provide concise information.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000911: RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only.  Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.  DOE MAY decide at a later date to issue a FOA based on consideration of the input received from this RFI, but there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

 

DOE and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invite input from the public regarding a research campaign to inform our understanding of offshore wind energy development that could be conducted in the next two to five years during the construction and operation of the first generation of deployed facilities.  We aim to quantify the impact-producing factors (i.e. the characteristics of a project that may cause an impact, such as the sound produced during construction) associated with a project and to evaluate the efficacy of monitoring technologies and techniques deployed at offshore wind farms selected at a future date.

The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain input from industry, academia, local, state and Federal government agencies, tribes, and other offshore wind stakeholders.  The information gathered with this RFI will be used to improve assessments of wind energy facility environmental effects.  DOE and BOEM will not pay for information provided under this RFI and will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Enviro@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 30, 2013.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities (Last Updated: 4/18/2013 12:59 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • Enviro@go.doe.gov 
    All responses to this RFI must be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to this email address by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 30, 2013. Responses must be provided as attachments (in Microsoft Word or PDF Format) to an email. The subject line should read "Researching the Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind at the First U.S. Facilities (insert name-organization).” One inch margins and 12 point font should be used. Please indicate the questions being addressed (e.g., Section A.1. or Section B.2.). Questions regarding the content of this RFI must be submitted to the email address provided above. Respondents are requested to include the following information in their responses to this RFI: Company/institutional name; individual contact (mailing address, phone number, e-mail address); facility location(s) (zip code); and area of expertise/interest. The Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) recognizes that all listed questions may not be applicable to all respondents, and respondents may provide responses to all or a portion of the RFI questions. WWPTO requests that respondents focus only on the questions for which they can provide concise information.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000897: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic System Performance Advancement

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) System Performance Advancement (SPA)”.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.

 

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in the second quarter of calendar year 2013.

 

 

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_FOA_titled_“Marine_and_Hydrokinetic_(MHK)_System_Performance_Advancement_(SPA)” (Last Updated: 4/8/2013 04:06 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0000899: Notice of Intent to Issue FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) initially titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (Wave) Testing Infrastructure Development.”  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.  Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA.  It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013.  Please do not respond or submit questions in response to this Notice of Intent.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_DE-FOA-0000899 (Last Updated: 4/8/2013 03:50 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 3/26/2013 5:00 PM ET – 3/27/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000857: Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar)

The Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar program (DISTANCE-Solar) contributes to a successful U.S. solar industry with SunShot (and beyond SunShot) science and technology research advances paired with the development of a diverse and innovative workforce. The long term desired outcomes of this program are to increase innovation in solar, with a greater diversity of innovative ideas being driven by greater representation from members of currently underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), spur new job creation in the U.S., and integrate more solar into the U.S. energy supply.  The near term goal of the program regarding workforce and underrepresented groups is to create a more diverse professional solar workforce, through students’ direct research participation and the exposure of more students to solar-related content in courses. The near term goal of the program regarding solar technology research is to contribute scientifically to technologies that can help achieve (or exceed) the SunShot Program objective to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. At the intersection of the goals for diverse workforce and solar technology is the near term goal to build Minority Serving Institution (MSI) solar research capabilities. Individual or teams of primary investigators from MSIs can apply to this FOA with proposals that include 3 year projects describing an Education and Workforce Development Plan paired with a Solar Research Technical Plan. EERE anticipates providing, under DISTANCE-Solar, $1,500,000 -$3,000,000 total DOE funding over three years subject to the availability of annual appropriations. The total number of projects expected to be awarded under this FOA will be 2-4 projects. Cost share is encouraged, but not required for this program.

Eligibility for award is restricted to accredited, domestic colleges and universities defined as Minority Servicing Institutions (Section § 365(3) the Higher Education Act (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1067k(3))). The list of accredited colleges and universities defined as Minority Serving Institutions can be found at: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst-list-tab.html

 

 Webinars for Potential Applicants

Webinars have been arranged to provide an overview of the Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar program (DISTANCE-Solar) for potential applicants. Topics covered will include:

·         Eligibility requirements

·         Funding details

·         Application process

·         Evaluation criteria

These webinars are intended to help potential applicants understand the scope and purpose of this FOA, in order to increase the quality of applications received.  All webinars will be recorded and made available online at www.solar.energy.gov/sunshot/past_workshops.html for the duration of the application period.

Webinar Dates/Time 

·         Wednesday, February 27th, 2013,  2:00pm-3:00pm ET 

Please register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/617448104

 ·         Tuesday, March 5th, 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

Please register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/780554224

 Applicants will be able to submit questions on any topic related to the FOA up to three (3) business days prior to the webinar.  Relevant questions submitted prior to the deadline will be answered during the webinar and in writing, and will be posted to the Exchange website. Questions may be submitted to DistanceSolar@go.doe.gov with the subject line “Webinar Question.”

All webinars will be recorded and made available online at www.solar.energy.gov/sunshot/past_workshops.html for the duration of the application period.

 

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar)_Amendment_001 (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 01:44 PM ET)
  • SF-424 – Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 01:57 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 01:59 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (PMC 123.1) (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 02:01 PM ET)
  • Budget Information SF-424A (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 02:01 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 02:02 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 2/20/2013 02:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • DistanceSolar@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questions must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 4/1/2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/1/2013 12:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/11/2013 5:00 PM ET – 4/15/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000816: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring

In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring.”

The DOE is working closely with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to support and promote increased understanding of the potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic energy devices.  This FOA will support the collection of environmental monitoring and experimental data from MHK devices and analyses of existing data.  

NOTE: Letters of Intent are requested, but are not required. Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement document for more information on Letters of Intent. LETTERS OF INTENT MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EERE EXCHANGE AT https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.  (Letters of Intent submitted by email to Environmental_Assessment_FOA@go.doe.gov will still be accepted). 

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: Amendment 001 DE-FOA-0000816 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring (Last Updated: 4/25/2013 06:26 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • PMC123.1 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/13/2013 03:09 PM ET)
  • Project Narrative File (SOPO Template) (Last Updated: 2/13/2013 03:24 PM ET)
  • SF-424 Application For Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 2/13/2013 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424A Budget Information - Nonconstruction Programs (Last Updated: 2/13/2013 03:25 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if applicable) (Last Updated: 2/13/2013 03:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/16/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000865: Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)

It is anticipated the reviewer comments will be made available on June 13, 2013. Applicants will have two (2) business days from the time the comments are posted to prepare and submit a Reply to Reviewer Comments.  Therefore,  it is anticipated the due date for the Reply to Reviewer Comments is June 17, 2013.

 

Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)

The Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to solicit applications for two (2) topic areas. Topic A is to enable utilities to develop long-term strategic plans that integrate high levels of renewable energy generation and ensure reliable real-time power systems operations under high renewable penetration. Topic B is to provide technical assistance for capacity-building activities regarding utility-scale photovoltaic planning and installation. The two (2) FOA topics are intended to support two types of entities: those that are experienced in solar PV resource management, interconnection, and deployment; and those that have little to no experience in photovoltalics (PV) deployment, management and interconnection. 

This FOA is part of the DOE SunShot Initiative and addresses the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) performance metric of increasing the viability and deployment of renewable energy technologies. Launched in 2011, the SunShot Initiative aims to make subsidy‐free solar energy cost‐competitive with conventional forms of energy by 2020.

Under this FOA, applicants are invited to propose work scope in either Topic A or Topic B or both to be reviewed and considered for award. Within Topic A, applicants can choose either A-1 or A-2 or both to address in their proposal to be reviewed and considered for award.  For a more detailed explanation for each topic area and a breakdown of each requirement, please see the FOA. 

Webinar Information:

Title:

The SUNRISE Information Webinar

Date:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Time:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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