Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES)

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
May 28th, 2024
Close Date
October 17th, 2024
Total Funding
$31,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$3,000,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
15
Opportunity No.
DE-FOA-0003331

Agency

Golden Field Office (DOE-GFO)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Additional Information

https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

Summary

The Golden Field Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the Solar Technologies' Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES) funding opportunity. This opportunity aims to provide up to $31 million for research, development, and demonstration projects focused on improving power systems simulation software tools and demonstrating new business models for distribution systems operations. The goal is to integrate and optimize the value of inverter-based resources (IBRs) and distributed energy resources, including solar generation, wind generation, energy storage, and other technologies such as buildings and electric vehicles. The transition to a digitally controlled, decentralized, and distributed electric grid driven by the large-scale deployment of clean energy technologies requires coordination of diverse and geographically dispersed assets. To achieve this, new operational tools and methods are needed to ensure a reliable, resilient, and secure electric grid. Additionally, the clean energy transition presents opportunities for new organizational models that provide equitable access and participation in electricity markets. The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is part of a collaborative effort by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to issue multiple FOAs totaling more than $100 million for field demonstration projects and research to support better planning and operations of the electric grid. The STRIVES funding opportunity consists of two topic areas: 1. Robust Experimentation and Advanced Learning for Distribution System Operators: Projects in this topic area will design and perform field demonstrations of distribution system operator models that consider technology development and the roles of non-traditional stakeholders in potential distribution electricity services and markets. 2. Improved Simulation Tools for Large-Scale IBR Transient and Dynamic Studies: Projects in this topic area will develop and demonstrate software tools and methodologies to enhance the ability of power systems engineers to accurately and efficiently model the dynamics of power systems with large amounts of geographically dispersed IBRs. Interested applicants can find additional information and apply through the EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange website. The deadline for submissions is October 17, 2024.

Description

Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) announced the Solar Technologies’ Rapid Integration and Validation for Energy Systems (STRIVES) funding opportunity, which will provide up to $31 million for research, development, and demonstration projects to improve power systems simulation software tools and demonstrate new business models for distribution systems operations to integrate and optimize the value of inverter-based resources (IBRs) and distributed energy resources including solar generation, wind generation, energy storage, and other technologies such as buildings and electric vehicles. The large-scale deployment of clean energy technologies is driving a transition to a digitally controlled, decentralized, and distributed electric grid that will require coordination of large numbers of diverse and geographically dispersed assets. New operational tools and methods are needed to coordinate these assets while maintaining a reliable, resilient, and secure electric grid. The clean energy transition also introduces new stakeholders to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution, which creates opportunities for new organizational models to provide equitable access and participation in electricity markets. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is part of a collaborative effort by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to issue multiple FOAs totaling more than $100 million for field demonstration projects and other research to support better planning and operations of the electric grid. Topic Area 1: Robust Experimentation and Advanced Learning for Distribution System Operators Projects in this topic area will design and perform field demonstrations of distribution system operator models that consider technology development and the roles of non-traditional stakeholders in potential distribution electricity services and markets. Topic Area 2: Improved Simulation Tools for Large-Scale IBR Transient and Dynamic Studies Projects in this topic area will develop and demonstrate software tools and methodologies to improve the ability of power systems engineers to accurately and efficiently model the dynamics of power systems with large amounts of geographically dispersed IBRs.

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