Original Closing Date: 12/05/2022 5PM ET
The mission of OCED is to deliver clean energy technology demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system. OCED was established in December 2021 and was first authorized and funded through the BIL. The founding of OCED builds on DOE’s expertise in clean energy research and development and expands DOE’s scope to fill a critical gap on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.
The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, designed to modernize and upgrade American infrastructure to enhance U.S. competitiveness, drive the creation of good-paying jobs with free and fair choice to join a union, tackle the climate crisis, and ensure stronger access to economic and other benefits for disadvantaged communities. The BIL appropriated more than $62 billion to DOE to invest in American manufacturing and workers; expand access to energy efficiency and clean energy; deliver reliable, clean, and affordable power to more Americans; and demonstrate and deploy the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy demonstrations. As part of and in addition to upgrading and modernizing infrastructure, DOE’s BIL investments will support efforts to build a clean and equitable energy economy that achieves a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035, and to put the United States on a path to strengthen our country’s energy prosperity and achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050 to benefit all Americans.
This BIL FOA will provide funding for up to twenty (20) Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies for integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), submission of permit applications, (i.e., underground injection control (UIC) Class VI permit to construct, if necessary) preparation of an Environment Information Volume and the initial Community Benefits Plan (CBP) work and analysis, which will address the first phase of an integrated CCS demonstration project.
More details can be found on the OCED Funding Opportunity Exchange