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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001495: ENabling Extreme Real-time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE)

 As part of the Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization and SunShot Initiatives, this Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports the research and development of highly scalable distribution system planning and real-time operation solutions that enables seamless interconnection and integration of high penetration solar generation onto the electricity grid in a cost-effective, secure, and reliable manner. The envisioned ENERGISE solutions will require the extensive use of sensor, communication, and data analytics technologies to gather up-to-the-minute measurement and forecast data from diverse sources and perform continuous optimization analysis and active control for existing and new PV installations in real time. The solutions need be compatible with the existing grid architecture in the near term and with the advanced grid architecture in the long term. The solutions should also be designed with consideration of the interoperability and cybersecurity requirements.. 

Informational Webinar:

The Solar Energy Technologies Office will be hosting a webinar on May 19, 2016, beginning at 2:00 PM to 4PM (EST). Use the following link to register for attendance:

Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 108-591-155



  • ENABLING EXTREME REAL‐TIME GRID INTEGRATION OF SOLAR ENERGY (ENERGISE DE-FOA-0001495)(Modification 0001) (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 09:47 AM ET)
  • ENERGISE FOA Questions and Answers (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 09:58 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001495 Informational Webinar slides - Updated 5/20/2016 (Last Updated: 5/19/2016 04:29 PM ET)
  • ENERGISE Informational Webinar Script CORRECTED 10 JUN 16 (Last Updated: 6/10/2016 04:40 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

  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 10:45 AM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (SOPO) Template (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 10:48 AM ET)
  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 10:50 AM ET)
  • Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) (Last Updated: 4/29/2016 01:37 PM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 6/17/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 8/26/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 10/7/2016 5:00 PM ET – 10/14/2016 5:00 PM ET