Requests for Proposals and Funding Opportunities
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--- Duke Energy has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 300 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories. The new capacity would be in service by the end of 2015.
The RFP allows Duke Energy to further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy mix and meet North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS).
The company's RFP is targeting solar facilities greater than 5 MW. It is limited to projects that are in the company's current transmission and distribution queue, as those have a realistic chance to be completed by the end of 2015. Duke Energy affiliates will not be allowed to participate in the RFP.
North Carolina's REPS allows for renewable energy facilities connected to the Carolinas system to meet the state's compliance obligations. As a result, facilities in South Carolina will be eligible to submit proposals for the power and associated renewable energy certificates, if they meet other criteria in the RFP.
Due date March 28, 2014
--- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. About $15 million will be made available nationwide by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). State and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, non-governmental and educational organizations, private businesses and individuals are eligible to apply.
Priority will be given to applications that relate to nutrient management, energy conservation, soil health, air quality, climate change, wildlife, economics, sociology, environmental markets, food safety, historically underserved groups, or assessments of past CIG projects.
Due date March 7, 2014.
--- The Federal Transit Administration has announced the availability of $24.9 million of Fiscal Year 2013 funds for the deployment of low or no emission transit buses, including fuel cell buses. Of that amount, $21.6 million is available for buses (+15% cost share) and $3.3 million is available for supporting facilities and related equipment (+10% cost share). FTA requires bidders to deploy a minimum of five buses.
Due date March 10, 2014
--- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released PON 2828 Renewable Portfolio Stand Customer-Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-to-Electricity which makes available approximately $20.4 million in New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) funding to support the installation and operation of Anaerobic Digester Gas (ADG)- to-Electricity Systems.
Due date December 31, 2015
--- The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.
Renewable Carbon Fiber FOA informational Webinar will be held Thursday, February 13, 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. EST.
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014 5:00 PM ET
Full Application Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014 5:00 PM ET
--- The New York States Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is announcing the availability of approximately $13.8 million in incentives to encourage the installation of end-use wind energy systems for residential, commercial, institutional or government use. The incentives, of up to $400,000 per site/customer, will be paid to eligible installers who install new approved grid-connected wind energy systems using qualified equipment, in accordance with the eligibility requirements described below. The maximum equipment size shall be 2 MW per site/customer. NYSERDAs incentive shall not exceed 50 percent of the total installed cost of the system.
Applications accepted from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed.