The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a request for proposals (RFP) in support of NREL’s Technology Development and Innovation (TD&I) program to address wind-wildlife operational challenges. The goal of TD&I is to aid the development of wind-wildlife impact mitigation technologies that will facilitate more efficient and cost-effective wind energy deployment across the United States. The subsequent contract(s) will support the advancement and validation of emerging technologies that detect and deter birds and bats from wind energy facilities, as well as the understanding of bat and eagle behavior and physiology for the purpose of advancing impact minimization technologies.

For more information, please visit the RFP posting, or contact Procurement Office Subcontract Administrator William Algiene with any questions.