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Grant Funding Opportunity - GFO-21-401 - Propelling Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER)

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: $12 million); or

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


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

CEC staff will hold one Pre-Application Workshop to discuss the solicitation with potential applicants. Participation is optional but encouraged. The Pre-Application Workshop will be held remotely, consistent with current Executive Orders and the recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to encourage physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. Applicants may attend the workshop via the internet (Zoom, see instructions below), or via conference call on the date and at the time and location listed below. Please call (916) 654-4381 or refer to the CEC's website at www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/index.html to confirm the date and time. Friday, October 1, 2021 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Remote Attendance

Any presentations will appear on your computer screen and you may listen to audio via your computer or telephone. Please be aware that the meeting may be recorded.

Zoom Instructions: To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID below and select “join from your browser.” Participants will then enter the meeting password listed below and their name. Participants will select the “Join” button.:

Meeting ID: 938 9776 9223 Meeting Password: power Topic: Pre-Application Workshop for GFO-21-401: Propelling Offshore Wind Energy Research – POWER

Telephone Access Only: Call 1-888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 1-877 853 5257 (Toll Free). When prompted, enter the meeting number above. International callers may select a number from the Zoom International Dial-in Number List at: https://energy.zoom.us/u/adjzKUXvoy. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Access by Mobile Device: Download the application from the Zoom Download Center, https://energy.zoom.us/download.

Technical Support:

For assistance with problems or questions about joining or attending the meeting, please call Zoom Technical Support at 1-888-799-9666 ext. 2. You may also contact the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov, or 800-822-6228.

System Requirements: To determine whether your computer is compatible, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-requirements-for-Windows-macOS-and-Linux.

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please Erica Rodriguez by e-mail at Erica.Rodriguez@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4314 at least five days in advance.


More information 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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