U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
08/01/22 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, educational institutions, for-profits, and individuals for research and development projects related to renewable energy. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support projects that develop tools and processes to assist communities in assessing the impacts and tradeoffs of electricity generated and used within the local energyshed. The aim of the program is to address the climate crisis by accelerating the large-scale development and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing the Energyshed: Exploring Place‐Based Generation funding opportunity to invest in innovative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects that accelerate the large-scale development and deployment of renewable energy to support an equitable transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Achieving this goal will support the nationwide effort to meet the threat of climate change and ensure that all Americans benefit from the transition to a clean energy economy.
An Energyshed is defined as an area in which all power consumed within it is supplied within it. The energyshed proposed for investigation must conform to a discrete geographic area in which renewable sources currently provide a large portion of electric energy needs, where grid capacity constraints result in curtailment of renewable generation, and with substantial existing deployment of interactive smart meters.
Changes in the sources and uses of electric energy will require reexamination of the ways the electric energy delivery system is planned and operated. Projects funded through this program will develop tools to help communities understand the implications of consuming clean energy that they generate and use locally. These tools can enable more reliable, resilient, efficient, and affordable grids that address long-standing inequities in the distribution of cost and benefits across energy systems. Examples of tools could include underlying economic and grid analyses, communicated through dashboards, applications, and other novel ways to distill complex information.
Successful projects will:
Projects should address a variety of considerations including but not limited to the following:
For a list of Project Objectives, see p. 12 of the FOA listed (first) in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 203950
EERE anticipates making approximately 2 to 5 awards under this FOA.
Individual awards may vary between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000.
EERE anticipates making awards that will run from 12 to 36 months in length, comprised of one or more budget periods. Project continuation will be contingent upon several elements.
EERE will accept only new applications under this FOA. EERE will not consider applications for renewals of existing EERE-funded awards through this FOA.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fSubmissionDetailsEdit.aspx%3ffoaId%3d4ef9b609-ec87-4f87-8845-afece98c6a2a
For questions related to the FOA and application process: email@example.com
For technical questions related to the EERE-Exchange website: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov (Include FOA name and number in the subject line.)
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