Presentation on theme: "Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant Program Technical Assistance Meeting February 28, 2013 Presented by Ross Tyler, Maryland Energy."— Presentation transcript:
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge Grant Program Technical Assistance Meeting February 28, 2013 Presented by Ross Tyler, Maryland Energy Administration Melinda Vann, Maryland Higher Education Commission
Purpose of the Grant Supports research projects that: inform offshore wind energy development inform offshore wind energy implementation complement existing knowledge and industry expertise is not duplicative of known research findings and supports Maryland OSW implementation!
Purpose of the Grant To stimulate, support and help Maryland public academic institutions to secure a place of reputation within the world of offshore wind energy research
Background – Funding Source Governor Martin OMalley, as part of work to position Maryland as an industry leader in offshore wind energy and other clean energies ensured that the merger of Exelon and Constellation Energy provided commensurate public benefits to Maryland. Among the commitments resulting from that process, one-time research funding for the Offshore Wind Energy Research Challenge is available to public higher education institutions.
Eligibility – Who Can Apply? Maryland two- and four-year public institutions of higher education (IHE) consortia of one or more Maryland public IHEs consortia lead by a Maryland IHE including one or more Maryland IHEs and public IHEs from other states
Award & Funding Priority Award: $250,000 - $1,000,000. # of Awards: Three or more anticipated. Grant Period: 5/15/2013 – 5/15/2015 (24 months) Priority Funding: builds on existing research, links with other external funding sources, evidence of sustainability, applied research supporting implementation in Maryland
Applications are due Monday, April 15, 2013 by 4:00 PM Deliver one hard copy with original signatures, four hard copies AND one electronic copy (word or PDF) to: Melinda Vann email@example.com Maryland Higher Education Commission Attention: Melinda Vann 6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 Preliminary Awards Announced May 15, 2013 by midnight via email
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Research Grant Technical Preview & Research Project Examples
But DoE: USA has 4,000,000MW OSW potential (coastal and lakes http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/offshore_wind.html)http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/offshore_wind.html OSW Potential Europe has pipeline: >150,000 MW by 2020 USA = Zero! (Eyes on Md)
State Perspective Other States: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Great Lakes MD has identified its first OSW zone for 1500 MW - current Bill will support ~210 MW (25% of Calvert Cliffs single reactor)
A Maryland Context 2013 H1: A true market - OREC for 20 years of offshore wind energy supply 2013 HII: BOEM awards lease block to qualified developers 2014: PSC reviews developers proposals (Maybe growth beyond 200MW) 2016: Staging and assembly 2017: Deployment starts (Maybe investment in mfg)
OSW: A New Industry with a Need for Innovation The European Model - many different stakeholders: government bodies; knowledge institutions; industry, educational and support organizations. Many Academic Institutions involved in different research disciplines and with a varying relationship types with the other stakeholders.
European Academic Institutions by Reputation Country Total # of organizations Total # of publications Leading Orgs. UK170451 Univ. Durham Univ. Stathclyde (Scotland) Oxford Denmark66236 Riso Natl Lab Univ. Aalborg Tech Univ Denmark Netherlands43140 Delft Univ. Technol Univ. Utrecht ECN Germany194426 Uni Bremen Leibniz Uni Hannover Alfred Wegener Inst Polar and Research Source: A Systemic Assessment of the European Offshore Wind Innovation
Key US Academic Leaders in OSW The Pennsylvania State University Regents of the University of Minnesota Regents of the University of Michigan University of Maine Biodiversity Research Institute WHERE IS University of Delaware MARYLAND? Stevens Institute of Technology Oregon State University George Mason University University Corporation for Atmospheric Research State University of New York(Stonybrook) Case Western University Indiana University Source: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/offshore_wind.htmlhttp://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/offshore_wind.html
Why Grants to Marylands Public Academic Institutions Important of the State to pull together in starting and developing this new industry Academic Institutions are a key stakeholder in maintaining or leading innovation and points of advantage It is time for Marylands Academic Institutions to share in the national (global) reputation for OSW
Research Topics & Narrowing the Scope Policy Environment Finance Technology i) Supportive towards OSW development - leading to a solution rather than raising more questions or discrediting work of others ii) Macro approach with broad interest rather than micro with limited following iii) Application within one or more of the broad essential elements below:
Research Topics & Narrowing the Scope Focus on the present or near future phases within an OSW farm development 1. Planning and Permitting (underway) 2. Lay-down, logistics and pre-assembly (started) 3. Construction and Deployment including Transmission 4. Manufacturing 5. Operations and Maintenance 6. Next Generation
DoE list Topics Near-term 2013-14 Mid-term (2014-19) Late (19- 20) Future (>2020) 1 Modeling & Analysis Design Tools to Assess Offshore Wind Turbine Technologies including Market Analysis and Barrier Removal 2.Innovative Offshore Wind Plant System Design Studies including Environmental Risk Reduction 3 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development 4 Transmission Planning and Interconnection Studies 5 Optimized Infrastructure and Operations 6 Resource Characterization and Design Conditions 7 Impact on Electronic Equipment for Marine Environment
Business Participation (patents) Topics Near- term 2013-14 Mid-term (2014-19) Late (19- 20) Future (>2020) 1 Modeling & Analysis Design Tools to Assess Offshore Wind Turbine Technologies including Market Analysis and Barrier Removal 2.Innovative Offshore Wind Plant System Design Studies including Environmental Risk Reduction 3 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development 4 Transmission Planning and Interconnection Studies 5 Optimized Infrastructure and Operations 6 Resource Characterization and Design Conditions 7 Impact on Electronic Equipment for Marine Environment G GE:453 G G Seiemens: 193 Vestas:344
Other Topics Optimizing Deployment Facilities and Processes Cost Reductions in Design / Deployment Conductors, Electricity Collection, Transmission and Grid Integration Foundation Alternatives Composite Materials Offshore Wind Energy Storage Understanding the potential and gaps for the OEM secondary and tertiary components suppliers
Summary Research project that is topical and puts Marylands Academic institutions into a lead position. Either new work or advances existing subject matter Ideally has foreseen relevance and will advance the Academic Institutions reputation within OSW Ideally has application within Marylands OSW farm and others in the US or internationally Has sufficient and broad enough interest to have potential / rapid partnering with other academic institutions / businesses Strong likelihood of attracting subsequent additional funding for perpetuating the research project and keeping Maryland at the forefront
Resources A Systemic Assessment of the European Offshore Wind Innovation: Insights from the Netherlands/ Denmark, Germany and the UK. www.setis.ec.europa.eu/...a-systemic- assessment-of-the-european-offshore www.setis.ec.europa.eu/...a-systemic- assessment-of-the-european-offshore European Union http://www.energy.eu/publications/ European Offshore Wind Association: http://www.ewea.org Offshore Center Denmark: http://www.offshorecenter.dk Wind Engineering http://www.multi-science.co.uk/windeng.htm The Crown Estates www.thecrownestate.co.uk/ www.thecrownestate.co.uk Renewables UK: http://www.renewableuk.comhttp://www.renewableuk.com Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group: Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) - Offshore Wind https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/4 8279/4467-tina-offshore-wind-summary.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/4 8279/4467-tina-offshore-wind-summary.pdf
Specific Contacts Dr Hui Long CEng, FIMechE Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - Value of SCADA Data ---- WT Gearbox Operational Condition Analysis email@example.com Stuart Haigh, University Lecturer, Cambridge University Dr. Arch Federico DAmico, PDRA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Hull University Business School. firstname.lastname@example.org@hull.ac.uk Dr. rer. nat. Julia Gottschall Senior Scientist Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik (IWES)Am Seedeich 4527572 Bremerhaven Telefon: +49 471 - 14290 354 www.iwes.fraunhofer.de www.iwes.fraunhofer.de Richard Jardine, Professor of Geomechanics, Dept. Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London Andrew Scott, Programme Manager, Offshore Wind, Energy Technologies Institute
General Format Requirements 12-pt Arial, Times New Roman, or a similar 9- or 10-pt font for tables or formulas as long as legible Single spaced 8-1/2 by 11-inch pages one-inch margins proposal narrative = 15 pages or less Number the narrative pages page limit excludes - cover sheet, abstract, budget, budget narrative, CVs/resumes, appendices. All parts of the application must be submitted together, using appropriate forms from Appendix 2 of the RFA. The RFA and application forms are also posted to http://www.mhec.state.md.us/Grants/index.asp http://www.mhec.state.md.us/Grants/index.asp
Application Cover Sheet & Abstract Application Cover Sheet – use the form provided Project Abstract one page or less single spaced the project objective (research question/problem) Methodologies projected outcomes The abstract should be suitable for editing for possible press release or publication to MHEC, MEA or other websites.
Research Question(s) or Problem(s) to be Addressed (25 points) Describe the general topic - why it was chosen (e.g. intellectual merit & practical application). Summarize current related research w/ citations supporting the topic. Reference list in appendix. Specific research question(s) or problems to be addressed – put in context of current research and Marylands OSW plans Link proposed research - how does the project will address those issues Broader implications – discuss impact of the research for the implementation of OFW production in Maryland
Personnel & Institutional Resources (15 points) Principal Investigator – qualifications, expertise, related research, publications, and project management experience Key Project Personnel – roles, responsibilities, qualifications, related research and publications CVs and/or resumes for PI and key personnel in appendix Institutional Resources – describe what if any institutional resources available to support the research teams work Project Management - organizational structure for managing the project, demonstrate sufficient time to conduct the work within the grant period Budget – clear linkages to budget/budget narrative if personnel funds requested
Technical Approach & Operation (45 points) techniques, procedures, and methodologies used data plan - collection, management, analysis detailed plan that describes each activity, how it relates to the project, where and how each activity will be implemented and the key personnel responsible for each activity map activities and expected deliverables to the budget
The Technical Approach and Operation (continued) establish milestones/benchmarks and a timeline of all project activities means by which project progress and efficacy will be measured and how often project effectiveness will be examined anticipated results / outcomes discuss how project findings will be shared (e.g. publication, conference presentation)
Budget & Budget Narrative (15 points) account for all activities in budget reasonable costs in relation to project design & activities adequacy of supportfacilities, equipment, supplies, and other resourcesfrom lead and other partners administrative costs - kept to a minimum institutional in kind contribution or matching costs, while not required, are reported where applicable use the budget form provided, cost categories indicated Indirect costs up to 10% of award may be charged
Evaluation & Selection Criteria In addition to complete information in each section of the application – projects are evaluated for… relevance to Marylands OSW energy sector demonstrated link for practical or commercial application in Maryland project builds upon previous efforts in the field highlights the IHEs expertise or raises institutional prestige in OSW research potential cross-points for private sector business engagement proposals with longer time frames include plan to secure funding in the future
Questions? Now or Later Research Topic, Business Contacts Ross Tyler email@example.com 443-694-3077 Application Format/Submission/Timetable Melinda Vann firstname.lastname@example.org 410-767-3269