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DE-FOA-0001545: Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Non-Powered Dam and Pumped Storage Hydropower Development in the U.S.

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in two resource classes: existing non-powered dams, and pumped storage hydropower. Information sought under this RFI is intended to assist the WWPTO in developing future activities and priorities. WWPTO seeks input from any stakeholders in the U.S. hydropower community.

The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to non-powered dams and pumped storage hydropower. EERE is particularly interested in information on challenges related to development, market variability, and how technology affects deployment. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Please access the complete RFI under the "Documents" heading below.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to no later than 5:00pm (ET) on March 18, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email.

As a follow on to this RFI, DOE’s Hydropower Program intends to hold a public workshop where questions in the RFI will be circulated and discussed with attendees. Details regarding this workshop will be provided in a subsequent public notice.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter.


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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/18/2016 5:00 PM ET