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DE-FOA-0001419: Wave Energy Test Facility


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.

The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the full-scale testing of marine hydrokinetic (MHK) wave energy devices. The Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Program intends to fund one project that will design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected, fully energetic national wave testing facility within U.S. Federal (territorial sea or contiguous zone) or state waters.

It is expected that a viable wave test facility will be capable of testing up to full-scale (utility-scale) wave energy conversion (WEC) devices in order to develop reliable, low cost, renewable energy alternatives. Prototype testing is essential to advance existing wave technologies, validate performance against analytic models, demonstrate compliance with applicable design standards and thereby mitigate the technical and financial risk of developing and deploying mass-produced wave energy devices, plants, technologies and related products. Construction and operation of a full-scale domestic wave test facility will assist the U.S. industry by identifying design and manufacturing deficiencies early in the development cycle and validating modifications and improvements prior to commercial deployment. Ultimately, this new testing capability will improve the country’s competitiveness in MHK energy technology, encourage domestic manufacturing, create jobs, and provide a new technology that uses an untapped renewable resource to help achieve the nation’s energy goals.

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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 Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Please click the link below to view the recorded webinar. Note that you will still be asked to register.



  • DE-FOA-0001419 Wave Energy Test Facility Mod 0001 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:40 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 9/19/2016 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:34 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 (SOPO) (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:25 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:16 PM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:20 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 8/11/2016 05:23 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/29/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 9/20/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/27/2016 11:00 PM ET – 11/2/2016 5:00 PM ET