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DE-FOA-0001081: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

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The Water Program is seeking applications from wave energy conversion technology developers that are in advanced stages of technology development and are prepared to design, build and test technology at close to full-scale in the ocean environment.  This FOA seeks to deploy two (2) wave energy converter (WEC) systems, one at each of the Department of Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) berths located at 60 meters and 80 meters depths in Kaneohe, HI for testing, evaluation and comparison of performance, reliability and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).  This effort will provide the industry with the opportunity to test the most current and effective technology archetypes.  Project results will be used to inform the Program's research and development portfolio planning, provide data for validating design and cost models and tools, and identify deployment issues that can be addressed through government action.  Through this initiative, DOE and the Navy will collect important performance and cost data, while supporting the Department of Defense's renewable energy goals.  A comprehensive set of measurements will be taken over the duration of the deployment to enable quantitative comparisons of WEC system performance and reliability.  Metrics of success include annual energy production, availability, reliability, operations and maintenance cost, and overall LCOE.

The funding opportunity will be conducted in two budget periods.  During Budget Period I, the recipient will plan and design the WEC system and start necessary permitting and DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for demonstration at WETS.  Budget Period II activities will include final permitting, fabrication, deployment and testing of the WEC system for approximately 12 months at the Navy’s WETS.

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An Informational Webinar was held on May 7, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link:


  • DE-FOA-0001081 Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Tests Site (WETS) Modification 0002 (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 11:49 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001081 MHK WETS FOA Webinar (Last Updated: 5/8/2014 01:22 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:30 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:31 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/8/2014 12:32 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/11/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 7/2/2014 5:00 PM ET – 7/8/2014 5:00 PM ET