U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program

Deadline for Utility-Scale Wind Turbine and Ocean Energy Technologies R&D Proposals Extended

November 2, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program extended its deadline for proposals from potential partners in research and development of utility-scale wind turbine and ocean energy technologies. The new deadline for submitting proposals is November 26, 2007.

Proposals will be accepted from companies or organizations interested in a research, testing, or product development partnership. The objective of these cost-neutral Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partnerships is to solve industry’s key questions in utility-scale wind and, subject to FY08 Congressional Appropriations for an Ocean Energy Program, ocean energy technologies. The program has budgeted approximately $1 million for in kind laboratory-based technical support for these agreements and expects to budget additional funding next fiscal year for additional proposals.

For more information on this CRADA opportunity, visit www.nrel.gov/wind/news/2007/522.html or contact:
Ian Baring-Gould
NREL, MS 3811
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
303-384-7021