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October 22, 2014
Energy Department Making Hydropower More Eco-Friendly

Hydropower has long provided a flexible, low-cost, and renewable source of power for the United States—since the 1800s, in fact.

October 20, 2014
Energy Department Seeks Additional Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Department of Energy is currently inviting comments from the general public on revised guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.”

September 24, 2014
WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition.

September 23, 2014
Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Support Next-Generation Advanced Hydropower Manufacturing

The Energy Department today announced $4.4 million to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of next-generation hydropower technologies.

September 4, 2014
Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

The Energy Department announced today $7.25 million for six organizations that will continue to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio.

August 4, 2014
The Energy Department has launched the second round of a coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.
Calling All Coders: Help Advance America's Wave Power Industry

The second round of coding competition kicks off that will help industry develop models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

July 1, 2014
Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Department of Energy is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.”

June 23, 2014
BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental demonstration devices in an area located approximately 10 to 12 nautical miles from the coast Fort Lauderdale, FL.

April 29, 2014
A new assessment conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.
Huge Potential for Hydropower: Assessment Highlights New Possible Clean Energy Sources

The Energy Department’s New Stream-reach Development Assessment, conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped sustainable hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.

April 29, 2014
Energy Dept. Report Finds Major Potential to Grow Clean, Sustainable U.S. Hydropower

The Energy Department and Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways across the United States.