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Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
May 25, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 14, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 14, 2010
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Renewable Energy Research and Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Golden Field Office
The purpose of this modification is to:
1) Replace incorrect calculations in Appendix E - COST OF ENERGY (COE) with the correct calculations. The COE calculation is shown as: COE = ((FCRxICC)/AEPnet) + AOE and then AOE is shown as: AOE = O&M+(LRC/AEPnet) and then O&M = (First Year O&M Cost (in 2010 dollars)) x 0.60)/ AEPnet.
2) Replace incorrect information in the section titled "Wind Resource Regimes" in Appendix E - COST OF ENERGY (COE) and replace with the correct information. The numbers in the second column of the table, labeled "Rayleigh Probability Class 4 Site 7.25," were updated
All other parts of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) remain unchanged.
The areas which have changed are highlighted within the FOA.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is in response to the Wind and Water Power Program's FY10 budget request to Congress for a new collaborative effort to develop midsize wind turbines. This will be accomplished through the direct approach of awarding grants to domestic entities or partnerships which presently have, at minimum, existing detailed design plan specifications and a developed prototype for a midsize turbine.
Applicants will be assessed on how well they demonstrate the potential to meet the goals and objective of the FOA and the evaluation criteria as defined in Section V, Application Review Guidelines. The following key points should be addressed: (1) midsize wind turbine technology advancements through innovation. (2) Value engineering to produce a cost competitive product for both the domestic and global markets. A value engineered wind turbine goes through an organized process to increase value by examining systems, facilities, procedures, and supplies to reduce costs without jeopardizing efficiency, reliability, or maintainability. (3) U.S. job creation and wind industry growth through the engagement of U.S. manufactures and supply chain vendors, and (4) a detailed plan for the accelerated product development and testing to reach commercial readiness. Proposed activities to achieve commercial readiness may involve design for manufacturing, system performance optimization, an
d performance and reliability testing for certification.
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