Questions Regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements

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ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.

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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001357: Generating Realistic Information for the Development of Distribution and Transmission Algorithms (GRID DATA)

ARPA-E seeks to fund innovative ideas for the creation of large-scale, realistic power system models (transmission, distribution, and hybrid models that include both transmission and distribution), validated by real data, and relevant for the testing and evaluation of emerging power system optimization algorithms. The models created under this program must be releasable to the public with no restrictions. Power system network models (section D.1) will be accompanied by a large number of detailed scenarios that represent specific operating points. These scenarios should correspond to the characteristics of the grid today as well as future (i.e. scenarios that reflect different load characteristics or with substantial renewable generation). ARPA-E also seeks to fund the creation of a public power system model repository (section D.2). It is intended that the repository will become a long-term community resource existing well past ARPA-E’s initial investment. The models and repository created in this program may be used as the basis for an ARPA-E OPF algorithm competition.

A list of potential teaming partners can be found here: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/TeamingPartners - GRID DATA 

Documents

  • GRID DATA FOA - Full Application - MOD 02 - 09.10.2015 (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 06:03 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • GRID DATA FOA - Concept Paper - MOD 01 - 07.13.2015 (Last Updated: 7/13/2015 04:28 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA FOA - Concept Paper - 06.10.2015 (Last Updated: 6/10/2015 05:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • GRID DATA - Concept Paper Template - MOD 01 - 07.13.2015 (Last Updated: 7/13/2015 04:36 PM ET)

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:00 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification / SF-424A Workbook - Updated - 10.08.2015 (Last Updated: 10/8/2015 10:29 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Guidance (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:59 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 04:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Summary Slide Template - Internal (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:55 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Summary Slide Template - For Public Release (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:57 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 06:01 PM ET)
  • GRID DATA Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 9/10/2015 05:54 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.
  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.gov 
    Please contact the email address above for questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements. ARPA-E will post responses on a weekly basis to any questions that are received. ARPA-E may re-phrase questions or consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 7/20/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/19/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 11/23/2015 5:00 PM ET – 12/1/2015 5:00 PM ET