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DE-FOA-0001612: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001455 “HydroNEXT FOA: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development"

The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that EERE intends to issue DE-FOA-0001455 “HydroNEXT FOA: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development."

The overall objective of this FOA is to further the development of non-powered dams (NPD) and pumped storage hydropower (PSH) resources by reducing capital costs and deployment timelines. These objectives will be achieved by funding projects in two topic areas.

Projects awarded under Topic Area 1 will develop low-head, modular, and standard turbine/generation technologies for NPD applications that can reduce civil works activities and can operate efficiently over a range of flows. Civil works includes the infrastructure of a hydropower project, such as dams, conduits, powerhouses, tunnels, and penstocks.

Under Topic Area 2, recipients will demonstrate the concept feasibility of innovative closed-loop PSH systems that can reduce development costs and timelines by applying concepts of modularity and creatively producing head differentials (e.g. pressurizing water using compressed air or weights).

The complete Notice of Intent can be accessed under the "Documents" heading below.

This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) only. EERE may issue a FOA as described, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all.

EERE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. Once the FOA has been released, EERE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD