GFO-22-402 – Advancing Designs for Floating Offshore Wind Mooring Lines and Anchors

Departmental Grant ID:
GFO-22-402
Portal ID:
13916
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

This solicitation focuses on advancing the design of floating offshore wind mooring lines and anchors to address the site-specific needs of California’s Wind Energy Areas. Projects resulting from this solicitation will optimize costs by developing efficient designs and will reduce the risk of impacts to wildlife and their habitats. 

Description:

The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that support the 2021 Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Interim Investment Plan initiatives 8a. “Manufacturing and Testing of Floating Offshore Wind (FOSW) Components” and 8c. “Environmental Research for FOSW Development.” Projects resulting from this solicitation will advance the designs of FOSW mooring lines, anchors, or both to withstand the environmental conditions of California’s Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) and optimize costs by developing efficient designs.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • 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:

No local publicly owned electric utilities.

Matching Funding Requirement:

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

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Week of 2/13/2023
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$7,700,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
10%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The 2021 Senate Bill 100 (De León, Chapter 312, Statutes of 2018) Joint Agency Report identifies FOSW as a valuable resource for achieving the state’s clean energy goals and for supporting grid reliability. AB 525 (Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021) requires the CEC to develop a strategic plan for offshore wind energy developments in federal waters off the coast of California and establish megawatt planning goals for 2030 and 2045. 

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • 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.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Phil Dyer, 1-916-891-8474, Phil.Dyer@energy.ca.gov