**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking applications under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (Announcement), on behalf of the following Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) Risk Management Tools and Technologies (RMT) programs: 

  1. Cyber Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) – Advance cybersecurity tools and technologies specifically designed to reduce cyber risks to energy delivery infrastructure, leading to next generation tools and technologies not available today that will become widely adopted throughout the energy sector to reduce a cyber incident disruption to energy delivery.
  2. Non-Cyber RD&D Climate Mitigation – Create and implement innovative solutions that will reduce the impact of climate effects, mitigating climate impacts through innovative tools and technologies that will help electric utilities build resilience, operate through extreme events, and enhance rapid recovery.
  3. Non-Cyber RD&D Wildfire Mitigation – Mitigate wildfire impacts through innovative tools and technologies that will help electric utilities build resilience, operate through extreme events, and enhance rapid recovery.
  4. University-Based RD&D – Improve the cyber and cyber-physical security posture of the electric sector through the integration of University-Based research and development of scalable cyber-physical platforms for resilient and secure electric power systems that are flexible, modular, self-healing, and autonomous.
  5. Physical Security Research and Development (R&D) – There are ongoing reports of vandalism, sabotage, and ballistic damage to utility power substations. Today’s physical protection approaches for utility power substations includes methods such as video surveillance systems, access control, and physical barriers. Physical security improvements are needed to further minimize intrusions and damage.

The energy sector includes electricity and oil and natural gas delivery systems. Proposed solutions to this Announcement need to support and ensure a more secure, resilient, and reliable energy delivery system through targeted improvements to one or more of the following energy sector processes: 

  1. Electricity generation, transmission, or distribution (including renewables, energy management systems, and electric vehicles, etc.); and
  2. Oil and natural gas production, refining, storage, or distribution.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $ 70,000,000
Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 27

Application Deadline: March 4, 2024