This workshop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO) is the second of three events the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations is hosting to further inform the Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land program in preparation for a future funding opportunity announcement.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included $500 million for demonstrating the technical and economic viability of carrying out clean energy projects on current and former mine land across America. The funding for this program includes up to five clean energy demonstration projects in geographically diverse regions, two of which must be solar, with a goal of replication across the country to create jobs and economic opportunity for current and former mining communities.
This workshop, which is focused on the western United States, will:
- Provide a detailed overview of the Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land to interested stakeholders
- Collect feedback from stakeholders on drivers, challenges, and potential impacts of mine land demonstrations
- Offer a frum for stakeholder networking in preparation for the funding opportunity announcement