Below are news stories about conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.
August 4, 2014
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July 1, 2014Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program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
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).
May 21, 2014
The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry regarding the verification and validation of advanced open source MHK design tools and models.
April 29, 2014
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 16, 2014Energy 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.
April 16, 2014Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation
The Energy Department issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the United States that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.
April 16, 2014
The Energy Department announces two projects as part of a larger effort to deploy innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation from water power resources.
April 11, 2014
On April 11, 2014, the funding opportunity titled “Water Power Manufacturing" was released by the Water Power Program to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to the development of new hydropower technologies.
April 10, 2014
The Energy Department announced $4 million to engage America’s research universities in the effort to accelerate the development of the emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry in the United States.