Sacramento, California - Price declines in recent years have made renewable energy a cost effective solution for providing additional electricity, reducing environmental impacts from power generation, enhancing grid resiliency, and enhancing local economies and creating new jobs. New regulations on greenhouse gases, aging Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs), and falling prices are driving states to take a fresh look at renewable energy options, including solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal technologies. 

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to assess the level of interest among state and regional‐level entities—including governmental, industrial, and academic organizations—in including renewable energy deployment into their energy strategies and in identifying specific challenge areas to address.

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Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5:00pm (ET) on January 13, 2016. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e. zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response to this RFI:

Company / institution name;

Company / institution contact; and

Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

EERE will not respond to individual submissions or publish publicly a compendium of responses. A response to this RFI will not be viewed as a binding commitment to develop or pursue the project or ideas discussed.