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DE-FOA-0001684: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001663: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of EERE’s intention to issue DE-FOA-0001663: “Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement” in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. 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.

This FOA will support the research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. These include marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies that harness the energy from waves and ocean/tidal/river currents. The MHK sub-program of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has the opportunity to focus on the technologies that can be deployed in markets with high energy costs in the near-term, while supporting next generation technologies that have the potential to be cost competitive with other energy generation technologies in the longer term, and this FOA targets technologies in both categories.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting MHK research and development in two Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1: " Wave Energy Converters System Advancement" seeks to design and build high energy capture wave energy converters and conduct scaled fully operational system testing in open water.
  • Topic Area 2: "Open Topic – MHK Technology Development" seeks to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to significantly advance MHK technologies and the state of the MHK industry.

Please access the complete Notice of Intent 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 from the FOA described herein, or EERE may not issue a FOA at all. No applications will be accepted through this notice. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent.


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  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD