The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the use of a prize competition for advancing the development of new and next generation wave energy converter devices. The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) is specifically interested in information on any obstacles or challenges that could limit stakeholder interest in applying to the proposed FOA for the administration of this prize competition. In addition, EERE is interested in gaining an understanding of the number of potential candidates who would likely have the qualifications, expertise, and experience to successfully administer the WEC Prize competition. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications. For more information, visit EERE's Funding Opportunity Exchange. Subscribe to news updates here.