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Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge

DOE Office of Electricity Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker announces the winners of the 2019-20 Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge (EITPIC). Click here for EITPIC winners.

 

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Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Electricity (OE) Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge (EITPIC) aims to further technology advancement and utilization by identifying opportunities to utilize technology that will creatively transform current electric utility industry practice(s). The EITPIC Prize Competition will focus on developing technologies and/or solutions that can improve grid operations by addressing vulnerabilities; countering emergent threats; mitigating fuel delivery infrastructure interdependencies; enhancing grid reliability; or achieving greater system resilience. These technologies or practices address five key areas of interest of the nation’s electricity system:

  • Cyber and physical risk mitigation;
  • Operational efficiency;
  • Reliability and resiliency; 
  • Facilitation of emergency response and recovery; and 
  • Safety.

The Challenge offers up to $1 million in total prizes to up to 25 Winners. The prizes will be awarded to selectees in two (2) Tiers based on the submitter’s application.

Valid Tier 1 submissions will be eligible to receive:

  • Gold Award - $100,000  
  • Silver Award - $50,000
  • Bronze Award - $35,000

Valid Tier 2 submissions will be eligible to receive:

  • Gold Award - $25,000
  • Silver Award - $20,000
  • Bronze award - $15,000

For Challenge Rules, including submission and eligibility requirements, click 

You can download the Challenge Submission Template in DOCX format 

Potential Participants must register  by April 26, 2019 in order to receive access to the Challenge Submission Portal.

For questions about the prize competition, go to the FAQ page 

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Prize Competition Announced: January 24, 2019
Registration Begins:  February 4, 2019
Registration Deadline: April 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
Question Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
Submission Entry Deadline: April 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET
Winners Announced: August 30, 2019
Awards Disbursed:  September 30, 2019 

All dates are subject to change including deadlines and announcements.