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Energy Department FOA for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory (due Oct. 1)
On July 17 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a funding opportunity for up to $31 million for the initial phases for an Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Field Observatory. DOE explains EGS technology and the vision for the field observatory in a media alert here. “The research and development (R&D) at FORGE [Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy] will focus on techniques to effectively stimulate large fracture networks in various rock types, technologies for imaging and monitoring the evolution of fluid pathways, and long-term reservoir sustainability and management techniques,” according to DOE. “In addition, a robust open data policy will make FORGE a leading resource for the broader scientific and engineering community studying the Earth’s subsurface. These significant advances will reduce industry risk and ultimately facilitate deployment of EGS nationwide.” You can read the full Funding Opportunity Announcement, or visit the FORGE website. Contact DE-FOA-0000890-FORGE@netl.doe.gov for FOA-specific questions. Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/1/2014 8:00 PM ET.
DOE Solicits Renewables Projects in $4 Billion Loan Guarantee Program
Via DOE–On July 3, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE), Loan Programs Office (LPO), released a final solicitation for innovative Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Projects (REEE) and will make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies previously unable to obtain full commercial financing. “This program supports renewable energy technologies that are catalytic, replicable and market ready. It is a tremendous opportunity that will greatly assist the EITF and its stakeholders in the financing of large-scale Renewable Energy Projects on U.S. Army Installations,” said Ms. Amanda Simpson, EITF Executive Director. See also the Detailed Announcement and the REEE Solicitation (PDF).