Part 1: As stated in the FOA, Section I.B, DOE will support analysis, facilitation and technical assistance efforts in Indonesia. DOE does not intend to provide funding for equipment for possible demonstration projects under this FOA; such investments should be supported through public private partnerships. Site modifications and constructions are not intended to be funded by the FOA. However, analysis and technical assistance aimed at removing barriers to deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are encouraged. As an example, a project aimed at providing technical assistance to a potential deployment project is acceptable under this FOA. Construction costs are to be excluded from the proposed project budget.
Part 2: Fuel costs associated with demonstration activities are to be excluded from the proposed project budget. Fuel costs are not appropriate or allowable under this FOA and cannot be reimbursed or counted as Federal or Cost Share. However a financial plan developed to offset fuel costs is an example of a project that would be encouraged by this FOA. Furthermore, allowable costs are actual costs incurred for the project. The proposed budget is an estimate of costs to be incurred on the project. Projected costs cannot be used to offset an incurred cost. If the actual costs are more or less than what was estimated, then a budget modification may occur once the award is in place.
Part 3: No. Discount amounts must be excluded from project costs. As stated in answer #1, DOE does not intend to provide funding for equipment for possible demonstration projects under this FOA; such investments should be supported through public private partnerships. Equipment costs are discouraged by this FOA as primary objective of this FOA is to leverage U.S. technical expertise to assist Indonesia in increasing its use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. In addition, as stated in Section III.B, cost sharing is encouraged, but not required under this FOA.