GFO-21-401 – Propelling Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER)

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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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

This solicitation is open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. In accordance with CPUC Decision 12-05-037, funds administered by the CEC may not be used for any purposes associated with local publicly owned electric utility activities.


Eligible Geographies:

At least 25% of available Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) technology demonstration and deployment funding must be allocated to project sites located in, and benefiting, disadvantaged communities; and an additional minimum 10% of funds must be allocated to projects sites located in and benefiting low-income communities.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Match funding is required in the amount of at least 10% minimum of the requested project funds.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
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February 11, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

Funding Details

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  • State

Funding Source Notes:

California’s passage of Senate Bill (SB) 100 (De León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) continues to change the landscape for clean energy development in the state by increasing demand for new clean energy generation sources, such as offshore wind energy. The development of FOSW will provide a valuable resource for achieving the goals of SB 100 and for supporting grid reliability, as FOSW has a daily generation profile that complements solar.

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  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis (where the Recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor).

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Phil Dyer, 1-916-891-8474,