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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 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.


Contact Information

    All responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to 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