September 5, 2018
DOE Funding Available: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, August 8, 2018. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) announced up to $9 million for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of new stream-reach hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower (PSH). WPTO will fund research to develop […]

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August 29, 2018
Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Request for Comments
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s State Energy Office held a stakeholder engagement meeting for the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) 3 Grid Modernization Program on Aug. 27 at our offices. The original meeting announcement indicated that a Skype option was available, which was in error. The State Energy Office apologized for any confusion this might […]

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August 17, 2018
Washington Clean Energy Fund/Energy Efficiency & Solar Program Schedule Estimates
This is currently the best estimate by the Washington State Department of Commerce on rolling out the competitive processes for the Clean Energy Fund and Energy Efficiency & Solar Programs.  Please note that unforeseen circumstances may change the schedule.  The Department of Commerce is currently working through a number of interpretations that may slightly modify […]

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August 17, 2018
Washington Grid Modernization Program: Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
The Grid Modernization Program was allocated money for implementing innovative projects through matching grants to Washington’s retail electric utilities in order to provide public benefits. The Washington State Department of Commerce will make grants of up to $10,670,000 to public and/or private utilities under this solicitation. The amount of the individual grants will be between […]

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August 17, 2018
VertueLab Position Open: Development Director
Development Director Location:  Portland, OR or Seattle, WA Compensation:  $70,000-$100,000 depending on experience and qualifications.  Competitive benefits including health, dental insurance and employer match to 401(k) program provided. To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to info@vertuelab.org. Application deadline:  Friday, August 24, 2018, Noon Pacific Time, or until filled. Read more.

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August 8, 2018
Sourcing Taiwan for Government Procurement, October 9, Taipei, Taiwan
Partnering with Taiwan for Smarter Solutions A “smart city” is an urban development vision that aims to develop a city’s infrastructure using energy-effective measures as well as integrating information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This infrastructure includes municipal information systems, schools, libraries, transportation, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste […]

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August 6, 2018
IGEM Accepting Grant Applications
Nurturing and evolving an idea takes a lot of passion, funding, and research, which IGEM can help gain. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant program funds commercialization research, where university researchers and business experts partner together to bring viable technologies to market. The IGEM program is a powerful force in the growth of Idaho’s economy. Through […]

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August 6, 2018
Washington State Clean Energy Fund Updates
Source:  From Washington State Department of Commerce Energy News, August 2018. Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants were open for pre-applications on July 17th with a close date of August 31.  Application Guidelines are on the web. Successful pre-applicants will be notified by September 11th and full applications will be due October 2nd. Final decisions on applications […]

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July 31, 2018
Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the first loan guarantee solicitation for the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) under DOE’s Loan Programs Office. This solicitation provides as much as $2 billion in partial loan guarantees to support economic opportunities for Native American and Alaska Native communities through energy development projects and activities. Click here […]

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July 31, 2018
Federal Grant Opportunities to Fund Small Business Research Department of Energy Topics Announced for FY19
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By […]

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