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NREL: Clean Energy to Communities Program: Expert Match

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Overview

NREL offers Expert Match—free, short-term technical assistance to address near-term clean energy challenges and questions.

Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program, NREL, other national laboratory experts, and select organizations provide Expert Match—free, short-term technical assistance to address near-term clean energy challenges and questions.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Suitability

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Expert Match is most suitable for communities that could benefit from assistance to inform time-sensitive decisions and identify and understand the range of options for achieving clean energy goals. The Expert Match technical assistance timeframe is 40–60 hours over 1–2 months.

Eligibility

Expert Match is for community stakeholders who have decision-making power or influence in their community but need access to additional clean energy expertise to inform key upcoming decisions. Community stakeholders can represent a:

  • City, town, or county (local government)
  • Tribal government
  • Metropolitan planning organization
  • Regional planning organization
  • Community-based organization
  • Nongovernmental organization
  • Utility
  • University.

For-profit entities are not eligible for assistance through this program.

Submit an Expert Match application today

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