DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Funding Notice: Installation Noise Reduction and Reliable Moorings for Offshore Wind and Marine Energy

10/02/2023 11:34 AM

MSRDC on behalf of U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on behalf of the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), and the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Management of the awards will also be in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service.
This FOA supports accelerated and responsible development of offshore renewable energy by funding research to reduce risk and improve environmental compatibility of deployments in all regions of U.S. waters including the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. This includes research into the integrity and monitoring of mooring lines for floating offshore wind energy systems and marine energy converters, as well as reducing or avoiding noise generation and propagation during the installation of fixed-bottom offshore wind foundations. 

Projects awarded under this funding opportunity will support the Biden-Harris Administration’s goals of a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035 and a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050. This funding program also supports the Administration’s goals to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use, and to deploy 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind energy by 2035. 

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