BPA: FY15 Technology Innovation Funding Opportunity Announcement - BPA-0002882

Posted: February 26, 2014 - 19:59 / BPA / FOA-RFI-RFP

This Technology Innovation (TI) Funding Opportunity Announcement is for projects beginning in BPA’s Fiscal Year 2015, which runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Projects may be submitted for up to 36 months in length, but BPA will only fund on a fiscal year basis (October – September). Funding for future periods is subject to annual approval. Applicants should allow some flexibility in their startup planning to allow for kickoff meetings, contracting, and minor project adjustments. The goal is to select technology innovation projects that advance our ability to maximize the Federal Columbia River Power Systems (FCRPS) asset value and that do so by improving BPA’s ability to monitor, control and use all of FCRPS assets in an integrated manner. This TI Funding Opportunity does not purchase power nor imply any commitment to purchase power from any resource(s) for BPA.

A requirement for an acceptable technology innovation application is that it fulfills BPA’s objectives to be a leader in the application of technologies that provide benefits to BPA, its customers and the region. Project sponsors will need to demonstrate that submitted projects are meeting the challenges of BPA. Consequently, the proposed projects would need to benefit BPA (directly or indirectly); though supporting research can draw from a multitude of informational and technological resources worldwide.