New York offers $7.25 million for energy proposals, including hydro

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority invites funding applications for environmentally preferred power technologies that could include hydropower. Proposals are due April 25 and Oct. 17.

NYSERDA invites proposals seeking support of environmentally preferred power systems technologies, energy storage demonstrations, and environmental impact assessments and mitigation techniques. A senior project manager for NYSERDA said proposals involving hydroelectric equipment and technologies may be submitted.

The agency is offering a total of $7.25 million in two rounds; proposals for Round 1 and Round 2 are due April 25 and Oct. 17. It said all, or none, of the available funds could be allocated in either round.

Last year, NYSERDA requested applications for financial support to new or expanded New York businesses that would supply or service renewable electric energy technologies, including hydropower. (HNN 3/7/06)

In the latest solicitation, NYSERDA established maximum per-project funding for four categories:
A) New product development, $500,000;
B) Early stage innovative product development feasibility and technology transfer studies, $100,000;
C) Energy storage demonstration projects, $1 million; and
D) Environmental impact assessments and mitigation techniques for renewable energy technology, $250,000.

Each proposal will be considered for only one category of funding. Proposals submitted under categories A, B, or C must be cost-shared at, or above, 50 percent of total project costs. Those submitted under Category D are encouraged to be cost-shared at, or above, 25 percent of total project costs.

The solicitation can be obtained from NYSERDA’s Internet site, www.nyserda.org, by selecting Funding Opportunities and PON 1118, Environmentally Preferred Power Systems Technologies.

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