Coming Soon(NOI and RFI): Transmission Facilitation Program.
NOI and RFI regarding the establishment of a Transmission Facilitation Program
DOE is seeking opportunities that optimize the use of the available TFP funds to accelerate the deployment of transmission facilities that will best serve the national interest. The NOI describes DOE’s proposed approach to soliciting applications for TFP facilitation, identifying information that applicants would provide in an application, and describing the criteria that will be used to evaluate applications. The RFI includes questions based on DOE’s proposed approach, as well as other matters relevant to the implementation and administration of the TFP.
The NOI and RFI seek information on TFP implementation. Responses to the NOI and RFI should not include applications or requests for the facilitation of any transmission projects. Applications will be accepted after DOE issues an initial solicitation for proposals seeking TFP support
To demonstrate eligibility, the entity seeking to carry out the project must certify at least one of the following regarding the proposed project:
• If the project proposes the construction of a new transmission line that is not in an existing transmission, transportation, or telecommunications corridor, the new transmission line will be capable of transmitting not less than 1,000 megawatts.
• If the project proposes upgrading an existing transmission line or constructing a new transmission line in an existing transmission, transportation, or telecommunications corridor, the transmission line will be capable of transmitting not less than 500 megawatts.
• If replacing an existing line, the existing line being replaced will be one that would be eligible for TFP (transmits not less than 1,000 megawatts if not in an existing corridor, or not less than 500 megawatts if in an existing corridor).
• The proposed project will increase the transmission capacity of an existing line that would be eligible for TFP (the existing line must transmit no less than 500 megawatts).
• Rather than, or in addition to, demonstrating compliance with the factors identified above, the project will connect an isolated microgrid to existing transmission, transportation, or telecommunications infrastructure corridor located in Alaska, Hawaii, or a territory of the United States.
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