RFP Summary provided by the agency
Modernization and resiliency of the electricity grid could be substantially advanced by developing state of the art technologies that are specifically intended to enable small to mid‐sized Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems to provide support to the grid. Research is needed on technologies that:
- Would make the interface of CHP systems to the manufacturing‐site production processes and to the external‐grid operations managed by automated systems.
- Would allow grid support services (as defined in the IEEE P1547 standard revision of 2017) to be provided without interfering with manufacturing site operations.
- Would allow the operation and maintenance of the CHP systems to be conducted by manufacturing plant personnel common to small to mid‐sized facilities.
What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?
How do you submit to this opportunity?
Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application All application submissions are to be made via the EERE eXCHANGE at https://eere‐ exchange.energy.gov/
Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, State, local, and tribal government entities, For‐profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular State or territory of the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient.
Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Low-Cost Packaged Combined Heat and Power System with Reduced Emissions
Cummins Power Generation, in collaboration with Cummins Engine Business Unit, developed a flexible, packaged CHP system that produces 330 kW of electrical power output and 410 kW of thermal output while increasing efficiency and reducing emissions and cost. The project resulted in one of the highest-efficiency and lowest-emissions system for a CHP project less than 1 megawatt (MW) in size.
(ii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Flexible Distributed Energy and Water from Waste for the Food and Beverage Industry
GE Global Research, in collaboration with GE Water & Process Technologies, GE Intelligent Platforms, SRA International, and Anheuser-Busch, developed a systematic plant-wide automation for online monitoring and supervisory control. The system enhances the robust and reliable operation of the waste-to-value plant by reducing frequency upsets by up to 90%. As the technology matures and demonstrates its value, it can likely be expanded to other industries with similar high-organics wastewater effluent such as biofuels, pulp, and paper.
(iii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Residential Multi-Function Gas Heat Pump
Southwest Gas Corporation, in collaboration with IntelliChoice Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed hardware and software for engine and system controls for a residential gas heat pump system that provides space cooling, heating, and hot water. The project built on system concepts and technical solutions developed for an 11-ton packaged natural gas heat pump.
(iv) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
CHP System at Food Processing Plant in Connecticut Increases Reliability and Reduces Emissions