More Federal Interest in Private Fusion: DOE Seeks Input on Possible Cost Share Program to Support Private Fusion Energy Companies
By Tim L. Peckinpaugh, R. Paul Stimers, Michael L. O’Neill, Abraham F. Johns
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a formal Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking input from all interested stakeholders regarding a “possible cost share program in fusion reactor technologies.” DOE is requesting comments by May 15, 2020.
This RFI process offers an opportunity for the private fusion community to present its views on how a federal cost-sharing program can leverage private capital, nimble entrepreneurship, and technological advancement to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of fusion energy systems in the United States. Please reach out to our team to explore ways that fusion energy stakeholders can take advantage of this opportunity.