This Request for Innovation is being released to inform the development of a new pilot program, the Hydropower Laboratory Seedlings Program. WPTO aims to empower the National Laboratories to formulate and share new approaches from both a research and execution perspective. The program seeks to support projects with sums up to $50,000 - $100,000, with 12 months or less work agreement. It is anticipated that any ideas pursued would be conducted throughout FY 2020 and into FY 2021, with a simple statement of work and only a final deliverable required. Each lab (SNL, NREL, INL, ANL, and ORNL) can submit up to 20 ideas. Responses must be submitted by email to miles.hall@ee.doe.gov by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on May 1, 2020.

For more information, download the full RFI: