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Flexible Combined Heat and Power for Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Limited Submission Announcement

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Department of Energy

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EERE anticipates making approximately 6‐10 awards under this FOA. It is estimated that individual awards may vary between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 DOE Share.

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External Deadline(s):

Concept Paper (Required): March 23, 2018 l 4:00 p.m. CT
Full Application: May 3, 2018 l 4:00 p.m. CT


Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each topic area of this FOA.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks to conduct research and development activities to further the utilization of cost‐effective, highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP). CHP is a suite of predominately gas‐fired distributed generation technologies that produce both electricity and thermal energy onsite, thereby providing the user with more efficient and lower cost electricity while at the same time increasing site reliability and energy security. In addition, CHP can reduce line losses and strain on grid infrastructure. The promotion of CHP is part of the EERE mission to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, domestic, affordable and secure energy for the industrial, manufacturing, commercial and multifamily sectors.

The FOA includes two areas of interest to research enabling technologies for CHP systems that are specifically designed to provide cost‐effective support to the electric grid.

  1. Power Electronics and Control Systems
  2. Electricity Generation Components

The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects and must come from non‐Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law.


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