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Cooperative Agreements Make $65 Million Available for Projects to Increase Energy Efficiency

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced that it expects to award up to eight cooperative agreements for projects to increase energy efficiency.

The agency description of the cooperative agreement states: "A Connected Community (CC) is a group of grid-interactive efficient buildings GEB with diverse, flexible end use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid efficiency.

Under this FOA, DOE will select a portfolio of "Connected Community" projects totaling up to $65 million in varying climates, geographies, building types, building vintages, DERs utility/grid/regulatory structures and resource bases. Through funding these projects, DOE hopes to find and share technical and market solutions that will increase demand flexibility and energy efficiency.

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. 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 the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to 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, https://eere-exchange.energy.gov."

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $65 million with a ceiling of $7 million. The categories of funding activity are a) energy and b) opportunity zone benefits.

The funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0002206, CFDA 81.086) was posted on Oct. 15 with an application closing date of March 3, 2021.

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