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Now Accepting Applications

Up to $35,000 Available for Industry Sector Partnerships on Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Division of Energy is now accepting applications to support innovative industry partnerships and increase the awareness of, and experience with, marketable energy storage technologies. The purpose of this grant is to support planning and host site feasibility studies on the use of energy storage. 

Energy storage technologies can be used to mitigate demand fluctuations and shift use away from higher-cost peak periods, thereby optimizing grid operations. In addition, customers can benefit from improved reliability and resiliency as a result of reduced or avoided outages. This grant will support increased awareness of, and experience with, marketable technologies that have the potential to contribute to meeting the state’s energy needs now and into the future.

The scope of this grant would include conducting planning and host site feasibility studies for energy storage associated with other distributed energy resource options, with preference for projects which (a) reflect broad partnerships capable of deployment of solutions to multiple locations, (b) secure additional funding sources to complete demonstration pilots, (c) result in publicly available data and analysis (e.g., evaluation of grid impacts), (d) significantly contribute to energy assurance of fuel supplies, and (e) include the deployment of electric vehicle-related technologies.

Demonstration projects must be located in the state and comprised of commercially available technologies and concepts. To the extent that standby service is required for the project, an eligible proposal must include a description of an arrangement to partner with a local electric utility. Federal agencies are not eligible for this grant.

The Division expects to make up to $35,000 of federal funding available for up to three grant awards under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, with no award to exceed $25,000.

Applications for this opportunity must be submitted electronically by emailing to Laurie Arnold at or by mailing the address below. Full consideration will be given to applications received by 5:00 p.m. CT on March 18, 2019.


March 6, 2019

Grant Announcement Issue Date

March 18, 2019

Submission Deadline for Applications

March 20, 2019

Expected Date for Selection Notifications

May 15, 2019

Recipients Submit Feasibility Analyses, Including Site Plans

May 29, 2019

Expected Date for Evaluations of Feasibility Analyses and Site Plans

June 12, 2019

Grant Recipients Submit Final Reports with Project Synopses

June 17, 2019

Expected Date of Completed Submission Reviews

June 20, 2019

Grant Recipients Provide Notices of Analysis and Plan Completion and Invoices


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For more information about the Division of Energy, visit

Mail applications to:

Missouri Division of Energy

P.O. Box 1766

301 W. High, Ste. 720

Jefferson City, MO 65102