U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO)
08/16/21 5:00 PM ET
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories individuals, for-profits, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal entities for projects related to renewable energy. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for projects using geothermal and hydrocarbon energy.
Through the FY21 Wells of Opportunity (referred to as WOO going forward) FOA, DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is soliciting geothermal and hydrocarbon well owners or operators with existing wells that are willing to partner with DOE to advance and test EGS technologies in-situ. These wells could be "idle" or currently used for injection, production, and/or monitoring. Due to the criticality of the technology prototyping and methodology testing phase of research and development in the innovation pipeline, this FOA focuses on active field testing, where the Federal government takes on the associated cost and risks.
More about the topic areas can be found on Page 9 of the FOA. See Supporting Documents below.
The R&D activities to be funded under this FOA will support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection. Specifically, this FOA focuses on critical aspects of reservoir management needed for widespread commercialization of EGS technologies which directly supports the Biden Administration’s goals for a clean energy future. In addition, this FOA provides an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions from the fossil fuel sector and facilitate clean geothermal energy/heat production from hydrocarbon wells.
GrantWatch ID#: 196988
EERE anticipates making approximately 3 to 13 awards.
- Amplify: $450,000 - $2,500,000
- ReAmplify: $500,000 - $2,500,000
Anticipated Period of Performance (months):
- Amplify: 24-48 months
- ReAmplify: 36-48 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions about this FOA: WellsofOpportunity@ee.doe.gov
EERE Exchange Technical Support: EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov
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