Department of Energy

Department of Energy Seeks Information on Small-Scale Modular Coal-Based Power Plants of the Future

May 8, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for input on the development of small-scale, modular coal-based power plants of the future.

The objective of this RFI is to support DOE’s mission to lead research and technology development that promotes the advancement of coal-fired power plants that provide stable power generation with operational flexibility, high efficiency, and low emissions. 

This RFI seeks stakeholder input on technical and market considerations to inform research and development in support of the design, construction, and operation of a small-scale, modular coal-based pilot-scale plant. These plants of the future are envisioned to be modular for lower cost, designed using advanced methods, small scale, highly efficient (greater than 40 percent efficiency), and able to load follow to meet the demands of an evolving electricity grid.

To review the RFI, please click here.  Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to DE-FOA-0001931@netl.doe.gov with the subject line "DE-FOA-0001931 - RFI" no later than 8:00pm (ET) on June 8, 2018.

The Office of Fossil Energy funds research, development, and demonstration projects to reduce the risk and cost of advanced fossil technologies and further the sustainable use of the Nation’s fossil resources. To learn more about the programs within the Office of Fossil Energy, visit their website HERE. To learn more about the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, visit their website HERE.