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RFI - Environmental Research and Observations at the First U.S. Offshore Wind Facilities

Open Date: 04/17/2013

Close Date: 05/30/2013

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy Office Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000911

Summary:

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only.  Responses to the RFI will be treated as informational only and will not be viewed as a binding commitment for the respondent to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.  DOE MAY decide at a later date to issue a FOA based on consideration of the input received from this RFI, but there is no guarantee that future funding opportunities or other activities will be undertaken as a result of this RFI.

DOE and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invite input from the public regarding a research campaign to inform our understanding of offshore wind energy development that could be conducted in the next two to five years during the construction and operation of the first generation of deployed facilities.  We aim to quantify the impact-producing factors (i.e. the characteristics of a project that may cause an impact, such as the sound produced during construction) associated with a project and to evaluate the efficacy of monitoring technologies and techniques deployed at offshore wind farms selected at a future date.

The sole purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain input from industry, academia, local, state and Federal government agencies, tribes, and other offshore wind stakeholders.  The information gathered with this RFI will be used to improve assessments of wind energy facility environmental effects.  DOE and BOEM will not pay for information provided under this RFI and will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI.  This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to Enviro@go.doe.gov by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 30, 2013.  Responses should include:  cover page, 1 page executive summary, and up to a 5 page full response.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

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Last updated: 04/18/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.