Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities, 37488-37489 [2018-16453]

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The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is seeking information on facilities that can conduct unique offshore wind research and development (R&D) in the U.S., what upgrades to existing facilities or new facilities are needed for the U.S. to be at the cutting edge of offshore wind R&D, and what specific tests and analyses could be carried out at existing, upgraded, or new facilities in order to advance the U.S. offshore wind industry. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to osw.rfi@ee.doe.gov. Include ‘‘National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test Facilities’’ in the subject of the title. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to Alana Duerr, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 287–6953, or osw.rfi@ ee.doe.gov. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document number DE– FOA–0001963 posted on EERE Exchange (https://eereexchange.energy.gov/). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to national offshore wind test facilities. WETO is specifically interested in information on: The facilities in the U.S. that are available for offshore windspecific experimentation and testing; facilities upgrades or new facilities that are required in the U.S. for offshore wind testing in order to perform cutting edge R&D; and, the most pressing R&D needs that would utilize existing, upgraded, or new U.S. offshore wind specific facilities. The RFI is available at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ Confidential Business Information Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs, funding and/ or otherwise be made available to the E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response as detailed in the RFI [DE–FOA–0001963] at: https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to the submitting person that would result from public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2018. Valerie Reed, Acting Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office. [FR Doc. 2018–16453 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on National Wind Technology Center Facility and Infrastructure Investments Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy ACTION: Request for information (RFI). AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) number DE–FOA–0001959 regarding the National Wind Technology Center. The purpose of this RFI is to address the growing research and development (R&D) interest in the use of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) facilities for renewable energy, energy storage, and grid integration technology development and testing. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by no later than 5:00pm (ET) on August 27, 2018. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to NWTC_EERE_RFI@ee.doe.gov. Include National Wind Technology Center Facility and Infrastructure Investments in the subject of the title. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as an attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to Gary Nowakowski who can be reached at (720) 356–1732 or Gary.Nowakowski@ ee.doe.gov. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on energy efficiency and renewable energy R&D testing needs and the associated equipment, facilities and infrastructure needed to ensure continued world class energy technology development at the NWTC. This is solely a request for information and NOT a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications. The RFI is available at: https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. ADDRESSES: Confidential Business Information Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to structure future programs, funding and/ or otherwise be made available to the public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any information in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked as such in the response as detailed in the RFI [DE–FOA–0001959] at: https://eereexchange.energy.gov/. Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37489 information has previously been made available to others without obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the competitive injury to the submitting person that would result from public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2018. Valerie Reed, Acting Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Notice of Request for Information (RFI) on National Offshore Wind 
Energy R&D Test Facilities

AGENCY: Wind Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Request for information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on 
its Request for Information (RFI) regarding national-level test 
facilities for offshore wind-specific research and development. The 
Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is seeking information on 
facilities that can conduct unique offshore wind research and 
development (R&D) in the U.S., what upgrades to existing facilities or 
new facilities are needed for the U.S. to be at the cutting edge of 
offshore wind R&D, and what specific tests and analyses could be 
carried out at existing, upgraded, or new facilities in order to 
advance the U.S. offshore wind industry.

DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by September 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to 
[email protected]. Include ``National Offshore Wind Energy R&D Test 
Facilities'' in the subject of the title. Responses must be provided as 
attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file 
sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message 
delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) 
attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point 
font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The 
complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to Alana 
Duerr, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20585, (202) 287-6953, or [email protected]. Further 
instruction can be found in the RFI document number DE-FOA-0001963 
posted on EERE Exchange (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to solicit 
feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government 
agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to national offshore 
wind test facilities. WETO is specifically interested in information 
on: The facilities in the U.S. that are available for offshore wind-
specific experimentation and testing; facilities upgrades or new 
facilities that are required in the U.S. for offshore wind testing in 
order to perform cutting edge R&D; and, the most pressing R&D needs 
that would utilize existing, upgraded, or new U.S. offshore wind 
specific facilities. The RFI is available at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/

Confidential Business Information

    Because information received in response to this RFI may be used to 
structure future programs, funding and/or otherwise be made available 
to the

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public, respondents are strongly advised to not include any information 
in their responses that might be considered business sensitive, 
proprietary, or otherwise confidential. If, however, a respondent 
chooses to submit business sensitive, proprietary, or otherwise 
confidential information, it must be clearly and conspicuously marked 
as such in the response as detailed in the RFI [DE-FOA-0001963] at: 
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/.
    Factors of interest to DOE when evaluating requests to treat 
submitted information as confidential include: (1) A description of the 
items; (2) whether and why such items are customarily treated as 
confidential within the industry; (3) whether the information is 
generally known by or available from other sources; (4) whether the 
information has previously been made available to others without 
obligation concerning its confidentiality; (5) an explanation of the 
competitive injury to the submitting person that would result from 
public disclosure; (6) when such information might lose its 
confidential character due to the passage of time; and (7) why 
disclosure of the information would be contrary to the public interest.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2018.
Valerie Reed,
Acting Director, Wind Energy Technologies Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-16453 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P