DOE BIL - Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere Initiative. Deadline: 6/16/22.
Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere
This is a Request for Information (RFI) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on behalf of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), and in collaboration with the Office of Electricity (OE) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This RFI seeks public input to help inform DOE’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).1 The BIL is a once-in-a generation investment in infrastructure, which will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the world, creating good jobs2 , and ensuring stronger access to economic and other benefits for disadvantaged communities, including rural areas, and for geographic areas within Tribal jurisdictions. The intent of this RFI is to obtain public input regarding DOE’s implementation of three energy storage demonstration programs (1) Energy Storage Demonstration Projects (“Demo Projects”); (2) Energy Storage Pilot Grant Program (“Pilot Grants”); and (3) LongDuration Demonstration Initiative (“Demo Initiative”), 3 which are authorized under section 3201 of the Energy Act of 20204,5 . The BIL appropriated $505 million “to advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.”6 While section 3201 of the Energy Act is the programmatic statutory authority, section 41001 of the BIL served to “authorize” appropriations for the three energy storage programs listed above. For purposes of this RFI, “41001” is used collectively to refer to the three energy storage programs referenced above. Specifically, this RFI seeks input on:
• BIL 41001 Energy Storage Programs-Specific Requirements and Implementation Strategy
• BIL 41001 Energy Storage Programs Crosscutting Topics
• Employment: Expanding Union Jobs and Effective Workforce Development
• Equity, Environmental and Energy Justice (EEEJ) Priorities
• Additional Input
(i) a State energy office (as defined in section 15821(a) of this title);
(ii) an Indian Tribe (as defined in section 4103 of title 25);
(iii) a Tribal organization (as defined in section 3765 of title 38);
(iv) an institution of higher education (as defined in section 1001 of title 20);
(v) an electric utility, including-
(I) an electric cooperative;
(II) a political subdivision of a State, such as a municipally owned electric utility, or any agency, authority, corporation, or instrumentality of a State political subdivision; and
(III) an investor-owned utility; and
(vi) a private energy storage company.
Total Amount Available:
June 16, 2022
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