DOE Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnerships to Drive Industrial Decarbonization
This funding opportunity will establish a regional network of Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAPs) to help industrial facilities and other large energy users increase the adoption of onsite energy technologies. Integrating clean energy technologies directly in buildings and plants will play a significant role in achieving the nation’s climate goals and reaching a net-zero economy by 2050. The Onsite Energy TAPs will accelerate the integration and deployment of clean energy technologies to drive U.S. industrial decarbonization, productivity, and competitiveness.
The Onsite Energy TAPs, will help facilities across the nation integrate the latest onsite energy technologies by providing specialized technical assistance that can range from initial site screenings to identify onsite energy opportunities to more advanced analysis to support project installations. The TAPs will have the expertise to advise on a wide variety of technologies, including battery storage, combined heat and power (CHP), district energy, fuel cells, geothermal, industrial heat pumps, renewable fuels, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, thermal storage, and wind power.
The Onsite Energy TAPs will also engage with policymakers, utilities, and other key stakeholders to accelerate pathways for the integration of onsite energy technologies. Additional activities will include developing publicly available tools and resources, sharing best practices, and building partnerships that support decarbonization in the U.S. industrial sector.
This funding opportunity includes the following topic areas:
- Topic 1 – Regional Onsite TAPs: Funding for up to 10 entities to serve as regional Onsite Energy TAPs. Each TAP will represent a multi-state region and serve as the primary technical, market, and policy point of contact for end-users and other state and local stakeholders.
- Topic 2 – Onsite Energy Technical Analysis and Support Center: Funding for one national entity to serve as the Onsite Energy Technical Analysis and Support Center (TASC). The TASC will centrally coordinate technical analysis and programmatic activities of the Onsite Energy TAPs.
- Domestic Entities
- Foreign Entities
- Incorporated Consortia
- Unincorporated Consortia
No Cost Share required
FUNDING AVAILABLE AND APPLICATION WINDOW:
FUNDING AVAILABILITY: $23 million
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submission Deadline for Letter of Intent (optional): 02/28/2023; Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 04/21/2023