Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 16th, 2023
Close Date
April 25th, 2024
Total Funding
$9,500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$4,000,000.00
Award Floor
$750,000.00
Expected No. Awards
7
Opportunity No.
DE-FOA-0003103

Agency

Golden Field Office (DOE-GFO)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Energy

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 is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Strategies to Increase Hydropower Flexibility". This grant aims to support the development of advancements in hydropower flexibility, specifically in the areas of demonstrating hydropower hybrids, supporting innovative advanced hydropower equipment, and developing new operational strategies. The grant seeks to improve the contribution of hydropower, including pumped storage hydropower (PSH), to reliability, resilience, and integration in the U.S. electricity system. The funding instrument type for this opportunity is a Cooperative Agreement, and the total program funding is estimated to be $9,500,000. The grant has a cost sharing or matching requirement, and the award ceiling is $4,000,000, with a minimum award floor of $750,000. The expected number of awards is 7. The eligible applicants for this grant opportunity are unrestricted, except for DOE/NNSA FFRDCs, which are eligible to apply as subrecipients but not as prime recipients. Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs and federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are also eligible to participate as subrecipients. The close date for this grant is April 25, 2024. For more information and to access the full FOA document, visit the EERE Exchange Website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov.

Description

Modification 0002: The purpose of this modification is to extend the Concept Paper deadline to February 9, 2024, and revise the deadlines for Full Applications and the Reply to Reviewer Comments. ____________________________________________________________ Modification 0001: The purpose of this modification is to extend the Concept Paper deadline to February 1, 2024, and revise the deadlines for Full Applications and the Reply to Reviewer Comments. ____________________________________________________________ This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on behalf of the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). This FOA supports three complementary strategies for increasing the flexibility of hydropower: demonstrating hydropower hybrids, supporting innovative advanced hydropower equipment, and developing new operational strategies. WPTO’s HydroWIRES Initiative seeks to understand, enable, and improve the contribution of hydropower, including pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to reliability, resilience, and integration in the rapidly evolving U.S. electricity system. Hydropower’s flexibility is central to enhancing all these contributions. Through the three Topic Areas identified below, this FOA will develop a suite of advancements that improve hydropower flexibility at multiple scales: improved components within the plant, improved hybridized capabilities at the plant interconnection, and improved operations across the fleet. 1. Hydropower Hybrids Demonstration 2. Technologies to Increase Flexibility 3. Operational Flexibility To view the entire FOA document, visit the EERE Exchange Website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov

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Opportunity Lifecycle

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Type
Grant