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

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

DOE Issues Solicitation for Save Energy Now Technical Assistance and Plant Assessment Program

February 20, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) is accepting proposals for organizations that will participate in ITP’s Save Energy Now initiative to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. If selected through this competitive process, organizations will work directly with DOE staff through a cooperative agreement to integrate and coordinate technical assistance with ITP’s broader mission and activities. Applicants may submit proposals to perform both tasks listed below, or submit proposals to perform just Task 1 or Task 2. Note that Task 2 requires 50% cost-sharing.

Task 1: Technical Assistance and Plant Assessment Development and Delivery 

  • Coordinate, strengthen, and expand the energy assessment process         
  • Provide access to ITP technical resources and assistance
  • Develop and implement communications and outreach strategies to raise awareness of and solicit industry participation in ITP activities
  • Coordinate and manage DOE Energy Experts and Qualified Specialists, and solicit and train new Experts.

Task 2: Enhanced Project Implementation Support and Technology Deployment

  • Develop and execute methodologies for activities following energy  assessments that work toward and provide project implementation support
  • Integrate new or emerging technology development from the ITP R&D portfolio into project implementation.

The closing date for applications is April 2, 2009. DOE anticipates selecting one to three applicants. Selected applicants will be notified by mid-May 2009 and awards will be presented by July 2009. Approximately $2.3 million to $5 million is expected to be available for new awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 for Task 1, with an additional $12 million to $20 million expected to be available in FY2010-FY2014 for awards made under this announcement. Approximately $5 million is expected to be available for new awards in FY2009 for Task 2.  An additional $20 million is expected to be available in FY2010-FY2014 for awards made under this announcement.

Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. There are several actions you must complete, including: obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number; and register with the Central Contract Registry (CCR), the credential provider, and Grants.gov. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible and should allow at least 21 days to complete the registration process.

View ITP’s Active Solicitations to learn more about this solicitation.