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Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

Open Date: 04/04/2014

Close Date: 06/05/2014

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000984


The purposes of this modification are to:

  1. update the FOA with information presented during the Informational Webinar on the support roles of DOE National Laboratories and NOAA with respect to the FOA research areas with the addition of Appendix G.
  2. revise the FOA to show that applicant replies to reviewer comments is extended from two business days to three business days in Section IV.F.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is aimed at improving the physical understanding of atmospheric processes which directly impact the wind industry forecasts and incorporate the new understanding into the foundational weather forecasting models. The awardee, in partnership with Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a Balancing Authority (BA), will conduct a field campaign in an area of complex terrain to assess how physical processes alter wind speeds at hub heights. From this research, the team will work to develop physical modeling schemes or atmospheric theories that can be incorporated in foundational weather models to improve wind forecasting.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 04/24/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.