DOE offers $3.5 million for energy storage, smart grid projects


The U.S. Department of Energy is offering up to $3.5 million in grant funding through the Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure Initiative to support the deployment of smart grid and energy storage technologies and tools to advance climate preparedness and resiliency. Local governments may apply for up to $600,000 for the deployment of industry (i.e., commercial and pre-commercial) technologies, and up to $1 million for the deployment of laboratory technologies (i.e., those developed at national laboratories). The DOE expects to make a total of four to eight awards under this solicitation. The application deadline is May 4.