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New Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings

By District Energy posted 02-13-2020 00:00

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities."

The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand flexibility at scale. It will also enable grid-interactive efficient building communities around the country to share research results and lessons learned on projects that increase grid reliability, resilience, security and energy integration well into the future.

The FOA would support EERE's Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings research initiative, which explores how smart building technologies and practices will enable American businesses and families to save energy and reduce their utility bills while protecting their comfort, productivity, and quality of life. EERE is working toward a future in which buildings can serve as reliable grid assets that operate dynamically with the grid to enhance efficiency, flexibility, and resilience.

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