Friday, October 20th, 2023, 5pm PT Contact RII.
LOI: November 14, 2023, 5pm ET
External Deadline: February 5, 2024, 5pm ET
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 3-4
Anticipated Award Amount: $2.5 – $3.3 million
Who May Serve as PI: The proposed prime recipient and subrecipient(s) must be domestic entities, including institutions of higher education.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Office of Electricity (OE), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
WETO invests in wind energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities that enable and accelerate the innovations needed to advance offshore, land-based, and distributed wind systems; reduce the cost of wind energy; drive deployment in an environmentally conscious manner; and facilitate the integration of high levels of wind energy with the electric grid.
WETO’s goal in renewable systems integration is to remove barriers to enable system planners and operators, via innovation, to capture the economic and environmental benefits of the increasing availability of wind energy, while ensuring overall system reliability, resiliency, and security. This can be accomplished through system planning studies, data, models, tools development, and validation and field demonstrations, coupled with working directly with stakeholders, including utilities, to help ensure adoption of best practices.
OE works to develop new technologies to enhance the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes, offices, and factories and to improve the federal and state electricity policies and programs that shape electricity system planning and market operations. OE provides national leadership to ensure that the Nation’s grid is reliable, resilient, and secure and that the electricity is affordable for everyone.
The Nation’s sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depend on access to an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, OE is addressing the changing dynamics and uncertainties in which the future electric system will need to operate. OE leverages effective partnerships, solid research, and best practices to support diverse interests in achieving economic, societal, and environmental objectives.
Within OE, the Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components (TRAC) program supports modernization and resiliency of the grid by addressing the unique challenges of grid hardware technologies that are responsible for carrying and controlling electricity from where it is generated to where it is needed.
More info available at the link to the award above.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.