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DE-FOA-0000943: RFI - Manufacturing Barriers and Opportunities for Water Power 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 improving the manufacturing process for both marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and hydropower technologies.  An emphasis on design for manufacturing could transition a nascent MHK industry from its current focus on performance prototypes towards manufacturing cost competitive production units.   Advanced materials and manufacturing processes for hydropower turbines could result in cost reduction across the entire power plant that will have significant impact on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of hydropower.  Investment in materials and manufacturing will drive an increase of U.S. domestic manufacturing content in clean energy technologies.  DOE is seeking 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 may include, but are not limited to MHK and hydropower: Developers (Technology and Project); Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs); State agencies; Research institutions; Manufacturers; and Suppliers.  The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain public input regarding manufacturing challenges and opportunities to advance MHK and hydropower technologies.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to  by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on July 12, 2013.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response.


  • RFI-DE-FOA-Water_Power_Manufacturing (Last Updated: 6/7/2013 01:08 PM ET)

Contact Information

    Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on July 12, 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 PDF Format) to an email. The subject line should read "Manufacturing barriers and opportunities for Water Technologies (insert name-organization).” One inch margins and 12 point font should be used. Please indicate the questions being addressed (e.g., Topic A.1. or Topic 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 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