DoE / WPTO
Posted Date: March 22, 2023
Phase I Due Date: August 25, 2023
Phase II Open Date: October 18, 2023(anticipated)
Phase II Due Date: April 2024(anticipated)
Phase III Open Date: June 2024 (anticipated)
Phase III Due Date: January 2025 (anticipated)
Upcoming Webinars and Recordings
April 12, 2023 – 11:00 am ET – This one hour webinar will cover details about the prize, information on the support to be provided for competitors, and strategies for developing a successful submission package. Register here.
April 26, 2023 – 11:00 am ET – This one hour webinar will cover wave energy.* Register here.
May 03, 2023 – 11:00 am ET – This one hour webinar will cover DEEC-Tec.* Register here.
May 10, 2023 -11:00 am ET – This one hour webinar will cover innovation methods.* Register here.
July 05, 2023 – 11:00 am ET – This one hour webinar will cover TPL Assessment.* Register here.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office is launching the Innovating Distributed Embedded Energy Prize (InDEEP) to encourage innovation in distributed embedded energy converter technology (DEEC-Tec, pronounced “deck tech”) to generate new, precommercial materials for wave energy conversion. This prize will challenge innovators from within and beyond wave energy to design and develop novel materials for marine energy applications that will lay the foundation for generating electricity at the grid scale
This three-phase, two-year competition is offering a combined cash prize pool up to $2.3 million. Teams will also receive technical support, teaming support, and other forms of mentorship throughout the prize to enable their success.
Wave energy is the most abundant and geographically diverse marine energy resource in the United States. The total available wave energy resource in the United States is equivalent to approximately 34% of all U.S. power generation in 2019.
To help build energy resilience in coastal cities and support President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, InDEEP seeks innovations that blend materials and renewable energy research to help convert wave energy to usable electricity. This prize is the first step in exploring DEEC-Tec’s potential for ocean wave energy conversion.