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  DE-FOA-0001181 Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Wind Energy Technologies (WETO) 11/21/2014 05:00 PM ET 1/14/2015 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001181: Modification 0003 Wind Energy - Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The purpose of Modification 0003 is to update the Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments from Feb. 2, 2015 to Feb. 13, 2015.

To address and minimize the regulatory and financial risks associated with wind power development in locations with sensitive bat species, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) seeks to fund Research and Development (R&D) projects that advance the technical readiness of bat impact mitigation and minimization technologies.  This FOA will also support the field testing and evaluation of near-commercial bat impact mitigation technologies, which if successful, will provide regulators and wind facility owner-operators with viable and cost effective tools to reduce their impacts on bats and ease the regulatory & financial uncertainty related to the development and long-term operation of wind farms in bat habitat.

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  • Modification_0003_DE-FOA-0001181_-_Wind_Energy_Bat_Impact_Minimization_Technologies_and_Field_Testing_Opportunities (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 03:47 PM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 11/19/2014 12:53 PM ET)

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Full Application

  • SF-424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • EERE_159_-_Budget_Justification (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:06 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 10/16/2014 01:07 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 11/21/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 1/14/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 2/10/2015 12:00 PM ET – 2/13/2015 5:00 PM ET