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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001836: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped-Storage Hydropower

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is committed to lowering the cost and build time of hydropower and pumped storage systems, further increasing their ability to provide essential reliability services and contribute to the resilience of the grid, and continuing to reduce their environmental impacts and permitting timelines.

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

Topic Area 1: Facility Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower Development

Topic Area 2: New Use Cases for Pumped-Storage Hydropower


A FOA Informational Webinar (Topic Areas 1 and 2) was held September 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST.

To access the webinar recording, please use the following link and password:

Recording Password: HydroFOA1836

A Standard Modular Hydropower Resources Webinar (Topic Area 1 Only) was held September 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST.

The access the recording, please use the following link (password not required):;dir=uP26RHNfzSze

The SMH Webinar slides may be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

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

FOA Q&A for this Funding Opportunity Announcement 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 that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

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  • DE-FOA-0001836_Innovative_Design_Concepts_for_SMH_and_PSH (Last Updated: 8/9/2018 10:16 AM ET)
  • FOA_Q&A (Last Updated: 3/6/2019 01:54 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001836_Topic_Area_1_Teaming_Partner_List_as_of_10-26-18 (Last Updated: 10/26/2018 01:06 PM ET)
  • FOA_Applicant_Webinar_Presentation_1836_-_NOTES_-_09.05 (Last Updated: 9/7/2018 04:22 PM ET)
  • smh_resources_webinar_FINAL (Last Updated: 9/7/2018 04:23 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: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • EERE_335_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424_Application_for_Federal_Assistance (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 7/12/2018 01:07 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 9/28/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/30/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 1/11/2019 4:30 PM ET – 1/18/2019 5:00 PM ET