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DE-FOA-0001278: RFI - Program Strategy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics

Through a balanced portfolio approach, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO’s) Water Power Program, herein referred to as the “Program”, makes strategic investments in the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) subprogram, including transformational technology innovations that seek to maximize generation from water power resources while addressing key market deployment and environmental impact challenges. The Program aims to achieve cost-competitiveness with local hurdle rates of 12 to 15 cents per/kWh by 2030. The Program addresses technology needs and opportunities in MHK, which would otherwise not be addressed by the private sector on its own.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, state energy offices, regulatory offices, related offshore engineering consultants/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and other stakeholders on the Program’s future strategy and priorities.  EERE is specifically interested in information on each of the five focus areas listed in the RFI.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 20, 2015. Responses must be provided as .pdf or Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications through this RFI. DOE will not respond to questions regarding this RFI.


  • RFI - Program Stragegy to Advance Marine and Hydrokinetics (Last Updated: 2/10/2015 02:47 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD