Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency - American Cities Climate Challenge

Program Upgrading Our Electric Grid and Ensuring Reliability and Resiliency

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED)

Purpose

To coordinate and collaborate with electric sector owners and operators to demonstrate innovative approaches to transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure to harden and enhance resilience and reliability and demonstrate new approaches to enhance regional grid resilience.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include states, combinations of states, Indian Tribes, unites of local government, and public utility commissions.

Decarbonization Considerations

The shift from fossil fuels to electricity hinges on a reliable electric grid, making grids resilient to disaster, and upgrading grids with modern technology to help improve service reliability, reduce costs, and encourage electrification.

Equity Considerations

Poorer, historically marginalized communities are more vulnerable to grid outages. Resilient power grids can minimize disruptions in these communities.

Helpful Tips

N/A

Other Notes

N/A

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected 3rd quarter 2022

Funding Available

$1,000,000,000 for Energy Infrastructure Federal Financial Assistance; $200,000,000 for Rural and Remote Areas

Max Award Amount

TBA

Expected Allocations

TBA

Average Award (Estimated)

TBA

Matching Funds

20% match required

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