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CA – CEC Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) – Due 02/20/24; Webinar 12/18

Opportunity Title:

Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) Program (Bulk Asset Enhancements for Grid Reliability)


Funder/Agency:

California Energy Commission (CEC)


Opportunity Number:

GFO-23-401


Description:

The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) Program announces the availability of up to $150 million in grant funds for the purchase and installation of efficiency upgrades and capacity additions to existing bulk grid power generators in California that will serve as emergency supply for the state’s electrical grid during extreme events (as defined in Public Resources Code [PRC] section 25790.5[b]). In accordance with the bulk grid assets in the loading order set forth in Distributed Electricity Backup Assets (DEBA) Program Guidelines, First Edition, this solicitation aims to fund eligible projects to strengthen electricity reliability and prioritizes 1) feasible, cost-effective zero- and low-emission resources, and then 2) feasible, cost-effective conventional resources. Grant funding under this solicitation is intended to accelerate project timelines and help fill gaps in the market that are preventing implementation of eligible projects. This solicitation can be referred to as the DEBA/Bulk Grid GFO. 


There will be one Pre-Application Workshop; participation in this meeting is optional but encouraged. The Pre-Application Workshop will be held remotely through Zoom and conference call at the date, time and location listed below. Please call the Commission Agreement Officer (CAO) listed below or refer to CEC's solicitation information website at https://www.energy.ca.gov/funding-opportunities/solicitations to confirm the date and time.


Webinar Info:

Monday, December 18, 2023: Zoom Registration


Eligibility:

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities. Applicants must intend to own or operate the eligible project.


Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$150,000,000


Maximum Award:

$25,000,000


Minimum Award:

$1,000,000


Deadline:

February 20, 2024



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