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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001956: Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy

The purpose of this modification is to extend the application due date.  Please see the updated FOA document in the Documents section below for more details.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports projects that will develop new analytical tools for finding and developing geothermal resources and establish the practice of machine learning in geothermal operations. The rapidly advancing field of Machine Learning (ML) offers substantial opportunities for technology advancement and cost reduction throughout the geothermal project lifecycle, from resource exploration to power plant operations.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1: Machine Learning for Geothermal Exploration - GTO seeks projects that advance geothermal exploration through the application of machine learning techniques to geological, geophysical, geochemical, borehole, and other relevant datasets. Of particular interest to GTO are projects that will identify data acquisition targets and build community datasets for future work.

Topic 2: Advanced Analytics for Efficiency and Automation in Geothermal Operations - GTO seeks projects that apply advanced analytics to power plant and other operator datasets, with the goal of improving operations and resource management.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001956.0001 - Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy (Last Updated: 10/17/2018 11:13 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001956 Machine Learning FAQs (Last Updated: 4/9/2019 12:41 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

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:31 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:32 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:33 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:34 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 7/17/2018 12:35 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 8/23/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/13/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 12/18/2018 8:00 AM ET – 12/21/2018 5:00 PM ET