The Department of Energy (DOE) will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4:00-5:00 P.M. EDT, regarding its recent marine wave energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The FOA, issued August 16, 2016, is administered through DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Program and will provide up to $40 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to support the site selection, design, permitting, and construction of a marine hydrokinetic wave energy testing facility within U.S. federal or state waters. DOE envisions that the testing facility will contain at least three test berths to simultaneously and independently test wave energy devices. The facility will be used to gather performance data which DOE hopes will inform future designs and accelerate the commercialization and deployment of wave energy technologies in the United States.
Those interested in attending Tuesday’s webinar can register here. Entities wishing to apply for the funding must submit to DOE a letter of intent by 5:00 P.M. EDT on August 29, 2016. The application deadline is 5:00 P.M. EDT on September 20, 2016.