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*Due to our primary focus on negotiating the DOE contract, we will be reviewing rolling RFP proposals starting in September, but are keeping applications open to allow you to apply at your convenience. Please note that there is no quota for accepted proposals, each will be judged on its own merit.

Rolling Hydrogen Projects RFP/RFI

ARCHES is working to establish California’s renewable clean hydrogen energy system. To build this Alliance our goal is to bring together an ecosystem of many partners, not limiting ourselves to those included in the DOE H2Hub. Projects in the DOE H2Hub were selected via an open RFP/RFI that was conducted by ARCHES in Q4 2022. Now, we are happy to re-open a rolling RFP/RFI process for projects to become part of the larger hydrogen ecosystem and this exciting journey for hydrogen market liftoff in California. 

While there is no funding attached to this RFP/RFI process, ARCHES will use this information to help build the California hydrogen ecosystem and marketplace. If additional funding is identified, ARCHES ecosystem members will be notified.

3 ways to participate:

Preliminary ProposalUpdated ProposalFull New Proposal
SummaryThis is a great way to keep ARCHES informed about your ongoing project work, but without the effort to fill out a full RFP/RFI response at this time. You can convert it to a full proposal later by submitting the remaining materials.Did you participate in the Q4 2022 RFP/RFI for the ARCHES DOE H2Hub? We’d love to hear about your progress since thenARCHES is very excited to be able to accept new partners into the ARCHES ecosystem. Becoming part of this ecosystem will allow you to join internal conversations and participate from the ground level as California works together to build a hydrogen ecosystem.
Proposal Form linkRequired - no attachments neededRequiredRequired - upload full proposal narrative
Metrics Form linkN/AIf neededRequired
Full Project Narrative linkN/AIf neededRequired
Next stepsARCHES will review your preliminary proposal and keep you in mind for any future opportunities. If you wish to turn your preliminary proposal into a full proposal at a later date you can do so by submitting the metrics form and full narrative, and alerting us that you have done so.ARCHES will review your updated proposal and reach out if we have any questions. Your updated project will be considered for inclusion in the ARCHES ecosystem and we will notify you of the outcome.ARCHES will review your updated proposal and reach out if we have any questions. Your project will be considered for inclusion in the ARCHES ecosystem and we will notify you of the outcome.