Author: US DOE Staff     Published: 3/19/2024    EERE

a wind turbine sits behind an array of solar panels, with these words overlayed: Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) announced the Solar and Wind Interconnection for Future Transmission (SWIFTR) funding opportunity, which will provide up to $10 million to develop new analytical tools and approaches that will accelerate the reliable interconnection of renewable energy into the electrical grid.

FOA NUMBER: DE-FOA-0003246

 

FUNDING AMOUNT: $10 Million

 

CONCEPT PAPER DUE DATE:
4/17/2024, 5 p.m. ET

FULL APPLICATION DUE DATE:
6/28/2024, 5 p.m. ET

SWIFTR projects will facilitate the secure and reliable integration of solar energy, wind energy, and energy storage systems into the nation’s electrical grid and the transition to an equitable decarbonized electrical system by 2035. The SWIFTR FOA is part of DOE’s Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) program.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks applications to in the transmission system interconnection processes by creating software tools that can accurately simulate the effect of new clean energy plants on existing grid infrastructure, and by providing detailed, secure data to project developers.

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Learn more about other open funding opportunities within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.