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GFO-21-401 - Propelling Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER) - DUE 12/15/2021

The California Energy Commission (CEC) released an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) solicitation on September 17, 2021. The proposed amount of grant funding available is $14 million. This solicitation will fund research and development projects to demonstrate, test, and validate innovative floating offshore wind (FOSW) components and tools. The solicitation will fund two focus areas:

  • Group 1: Manufacturing, Testing, and Pilot Demonstration of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (Total funding available: $10 million); or

  • Group 2: Inspection and Monitoring Systems for Floating Offshore Wind Applications (Total funding available: $4 million).

Selected projects will advance the readiness, performance, reliability, and cost-competitiveness of FOSW, while increasing the knowledge of environmental and wildlife impacts in California.


GMA has experience with the California Energy Commission. Please contact us today for a consultation.


SOLICITATION TYPE: Grant Funding Opportunity

SOLICITATION NUMBER: GFO-21-401

SOLICITATION STATUS: Active

DIVISION: Energy Research and Development

PROGRAM: Electric Program Investment Charge Program

RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2021

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 15, 2021, 5:00 pm

QUESTIONS DEADLINE: October 07, 2021, 5:00 pm


Pre-Application Workshop - GFO-21-401 - Propelling Offshore Wind Energy Research – POWER

October 1, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Remote Access Only


More information on the opportunity can be found here: https://www.energy.ca.gov/solicitations/2021-09/gfo-21-401-propelling-offshore-wind-energy-research-power

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