Clean Energy and Power

National Marine Energy Centers

Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Funding Amount$40,000,000.00
Bureau Name Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding Mechanism TBD
New? No
Funding Mechanism TBD

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients Institutions of higher education or consortia
Program Description To provide financial assistance for the establishment of new National Marine Energy Centers and the continuation and expansion of the research, development, demonstration, testing, and commercial application activities at the existing Centers.
Eligible Uses (1) Advance research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of marine energy technologies in response to industry and commercial needs; (2) support in-water testing and demonstration of marine energy technologies, including facilities capable of testing-- (A) marine energy systems of various technology readiness levels and scales; (B) a variety of technologies in multiple test berths at a single location; (C) arrays of technology devices; and (D) interconnectivity to an electrical grid, including microgrids; and (3) collect and disseminate information on best practices in all areas relating to developing and managing marine energy resources and energy systems. link
Statutory Location 41006
Federal Cost Share Requirement TBD