HNEI was selected in a competitive solicitation as an initial partner of U.S. DOE’s Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) to support energy system planning and project identification in island and remote communities. Beginning in December 2020, the three-year ETIPP program’s aim is to support energy system planning and operations that prioritize the resilience of these communities through projects that can include: new energy generation and energy storage technologies, physical system design and operations, and closer integration of electricity, transport, and industrial energy use.
We are seeking applications from energy stakeholders in Hawai‘i and Pacific U.S. Territories who are interested in receiving technical and policy support from our project team over the next 12 to 18 months. Preference will be given to communities with unreliable and expensive energy systems and supplies based on impact to community, support from relevant decision makers and community leaders, and likelihood that projects can be completed and alignment with ETIPP programmatic goals.
For more information, an informational webinar will be held on January 26 to learn how you and your community or organization can tap into our experienced partner network to advance solutions towards meeting your resilience goals. Register for the webinar at https://www.nrel.gov/state-local-tribal/etipp-technical-assistance.html.
To apply, please go to the application page at https://www.nrel.gov/state-local-tribal/etipp-technical-assistance-application.html and fill out the online fillable form that will be used in selecting two or three projects that we’ll assist in the first year. We’re accepting application until Feb. 15, 2021.