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DE-FOA-0000911: RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only.  Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.  DOE MAY decide at a later date to issue a FOA based on consideration of the input received from this RFI, but there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.


DOE and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invite input from the public regarding a research campaign to inform our understanding of offshore wind energy development that could be conducted in the next two to five years during the construction and operation of the first generation of deployed facilities.  We aim to quantify the impact-producing factors (i.e. the characteristics of a project that may cause an impact, such as the sound produced during construction) associated with a project and to evaluate the efficacy of monitoring technologies and techniques deployed at offshore wind farms selected at a future date.

The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain input from industry, academia, local, state and Federal government agencies, tribes, and other offshore wind stakeholders.  The information gathered with this RFI will be used to improve assessments of wind energy facility environmental effects.  DOE and BOEM will not pay for information provided under this RFI and will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 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 in Microsoft Word or PDF format to this email address by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 30, 2013. Responses must be provided as attachments (in Microsoft Word or PDF Format) to an email. The subject line should read "Researching the Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind at the First U.S. Facilities (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. 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 Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (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