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DE-FOA-0001310: Modification 0003 Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability

Please click on "Modification 0003 Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability" under the "FOA Documents" heading below to view the revised FOA. The purpose of the modification is to extend the Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments and modify the expected Selection Notification and Award Negotiation Dates, as shown in the table on the cover page.

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001310 entitled “Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability” focuses on the robustness of innovative MHK design systems with high performance potential and attempts to address questions regarding the costs, reliability, and survivability of innovative and novel system designs. This FOA will address these questions early in the development cycle and avoid costly failures and design iterations with prototypes at a larger scale.

Projects awarded from the “Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability” will improve system cost characteristics (i.e. Initial capital costs (ICC), Operational Expenditures (OPEX), Availability, and System Life) by reducing the risk and uncertainty that drives conservatism in design and premature failures in operations.

Projects awarded under Topic Area 1 will reduce ICC or extend system life by developing system designs and defining the conditions for survival. Projects will establish and validate survival conditions by testing model scale prototypes in a controlled laboratory environment.

Under Topic Area 2, more mature systems that are ready for testing as a fully integrated system will reduce ICC, reduce OPEX, or increase availability by developing new approaches to installation, operations, and maintenance. Prototypes will be instrumented and monitored to identify sources as well as progression of failures that drive the cost of operations.

Please click "FOA FAQs" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for Questions and Answers specific to this FOA.

An informational webinar was held May 6, 2015. Please click "Informational Webinar" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for a copy of the presentation slides. Note that there is an icon on the upper left of some of the slides. Hold your mouse over the icon to see additional text.

A National Lab Support informational webinar was held June 20, 2015. Please click "ECM National Lab Capabilities" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for a copy of the presentation slides. Please also see "ECM National Lab Capabilities Slide Notes" under the "FOA Documents" heading below for a copy of the presentation slide notes.

Documents

  • Modification 0003 Next Generation Marine Energy Systems - Durability and Survivability (Last Updated: 3/6/2015 01:46 PM ET)
  • MHK Risk Register Template (Last Updated: 4/27/2015 12:53 PM ET)
  • MHK Risk Framework (Last Updated: 4/27/2015 12:54 PM ET)
  • Informational_Webinar (Last Updated: 5/6/2015 05:32 PM ET)
  • ECM_National_Lab_Capabilities (Last Updated: 7/2/2015 11:45 AM ET)
  • ECM_National_Lab_Capabilities_Slide_Notes (Last Updated: 7/2/2015 11:48 AM ET)
  • FOA_FAQs (Last Updated: 9/24/2015 04:03 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 4/20/2015 10:43 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/20/2015 10:45 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/20/2015 10:46 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/29/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/15/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 9/30/2015 12:01 AM ET – 10/5/2015 5:00 PM ET