Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives - American Cities Climate Challenge

Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

Purpose

To provide incentives for improvements to hydroelectric facilities that increase their efficiency by at least 3%.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include any owners or operators of hydroelectric facilities at existing dams. Eligible projects include capital improvements to the facilities that are directly related to improving the efficiency.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider improvements that increase the efficiency and resilience of facilities, if possible. Other options may include the potential to co-locate other renewable energy sources at hydroelectric facilities.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

Helpful Tips

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Other Notes

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Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected mid-2023

Funding Available

$75,000,000

Max Award Amount

$5,000,000

Expected Allocations

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Average Award (Estimated)

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Matching Funds

70% match required

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