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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is on the lookout for organizations to help the agency and lab facilitate regional stakeholder engagement regarding wind energy.

According to the DOE, NREL has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified groups and plans to fund up to six "regional resource centers" (RRCs) to carry out stakeholder-engagement activities to support responsible development of land-based, distributed and offshore wind energy in regions across the nation.

The DOE says the RRCs will serve as centers of knowledge, working collaboratively with organizations to engage diverse stakeholder groups, disseminate targeted technical information about appropriate wind deployment, and provide forums for constructive dialogue.

The RRCs' geographic position and local networks will enable them to understand regional priorities and challenges faced by each region, the DOE adds. Their activities will focus on reducing conflicting uses to preserve or expand access to quality wind resources.

The RFP is available on the Federal Business Opportunities website, and proposals are due Dec. 5.






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