Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 14, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityEnergy
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

The Water Power Program is seeking a Prize Administrator with expertise in prize competitions to collaborate with DOE, technical experts, and a wave tank testing facility in developing and implementing the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize. The WEC Prize competition aims to attract innovative ideas from developers new to the industry and next generation ideas from existing developers by offering a monetary prize purse and providing an opportunity for tank testing and evaluation of scaled WEC prototypes. The Program envisions that this competition will achieve game-changing performance enhancements to WEC devices, establishing a pathway to sweeping cost reductions at a commercial scale. Administration of the WEC Prize will include: prize development, implementation of the WEC Prize competition stages (e.g. design, build, and test and evaluation), and post-competition publicity and evaluation of impact of the WEC Prize. The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at Concept papers and applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the website after logging into the system. Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberDE-FOA-0000979
Funding Opportunity TitleAdministration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize
Opportunity CategoryEnergy
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMarch 10, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMay 14, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateAugust 14, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 81.087 - Renewable Energy Research and Development

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Program Information Website
ContactOffice: Golden Field Office

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