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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001455: HYDRONEXT: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE NON-POWERED DAM AND PUMPED- STORAGE HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT

Modification 000001:  STRIPES Administrative Modification to correct the title of the Funding Opportunity Announcement on the grants.gov website.

Modification 000002: Clarify expectations and procedure for Installed Capital Cost (ICC) and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis in Topic Area 1.

The overall objective of this FOA is to further the development of non-powered dams (NPD) and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) resources by reducing capital costs and deployment timelines. These objectives will be achieved by funding projects in two topic areas.

Projects awarded under Topic Area 1 will develop low-head, modular, and standard turbine/generation technologies for NPD applications that can reduce civil works activities and can operate over a range of flows.

Under Topic Area 2, recipients will prove the concept feasibility of innovative closed-loop PSH systems than can reduce development costs and timelines by applying concepts of modularity and creatively producing head differentials (e.g. pressurizing water using compressed air or weights).

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

The FOA FAQs for this specific FOA can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

Required application forms and templates can be accessed under the "Required Application Documents" heading below.

DE-FOA-0001455 HydroNEXT Informational Webinar was held on Aug 2, 2016. The webinar presentation can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.


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Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001455, Modification 000002: HYDRONEXT: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO ADVANCE NON-POWERED DAM AND PUMPED- STORAGE HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT (Last Updated: 7/19/2016 10:13 AM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs 11-29-16 (Last Updated: 7/19/2016 10:14 AM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation (Last Updated: 8/3/2016 12:50 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

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:49 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 10:50 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/25/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/7/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/28/2016 2:00 PM ET – 12/1/2016 5:00 PM ET