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.
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.
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.
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