On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides no-cost technical assistance to communities and organizations interested in pursuing clean energy demonstration projects on current and former mine land.
The goal of the Clean Energy on Mine Land (CEML) program is to enable widespread clean energy deployment by demonstrating the technical and economic viability of carrying out clean energy projects on current and former mine land. Through the program, up to five clean energy projects will be carried out in geographically diverse regions, at least two of which will be solar projects. These demonstration projects are expected to be replicable, with the knowledge and experience obtained from this first set of projects inspiring other CEML efforts.
The DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) has implemented a technical assistance program to inform decision-making on topics related to developing clean energy projects on mine land. Technical assistance to communities and organizations will vary based on specific project needs/requests and will support any phase of project development to assist in creating successful, impactful, and replicable projects in line with CEML program priorities.
Complete and submit the Clean Energy on Mine Land Technical Assistance Application. Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted within 5 business days to confirm receipt of your application. You will be contacted again within 10 business days to schedule a preliminary call to discuss the opportunity to receive technical assistance.
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