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August 29, 2013
Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

Seventeen Projects to Boost Device Performance, Ensure Sustainable Development.

August 14, 2013
Tacoma Power's Cushman Hydroelectric Project installed a new two-generator powerhouse that increases electric generation capacity by 3.6 megawatts and captures energy from previously untapped water flows. | Photo courtesy of Tacoma Power.
Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy

Upgrading hydropower facilities across America to increase our supply of clean, renewable energy.

August 14, 2013
President Obama Signs Two Bills to Boost Small Hydropower Projects

President Obama signed into law two bills aimed at boosting development of U.S. hydropower.

January 22, 2013
Artist rendering of Ocean Power Technologies' proposed wave park off the coast of Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Ocean Power Technologies.
Ocean Energy Projects Developing On and Off America's Shores

How we're supporting innovative projects that harness America's strong wave and tidal resources.

April 17, 2012
Energy Department Report Finds Major Potential to Increase Clean Hydroelectric Power

As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power.

February 6, 2012
Free Flow System turbine being installed in East River, New York, NY (Dec 2006). | Image Credit: Kris Unger/Verdant Power, Inc.
Turbines Off NYC East River Will Provide Power to 9,500 Residents

30 tidal turbines will be fully installed in the New York Harbor by 2015. They'll use the flow of the river and tides to deliver power to 9,500 New York homes.

September 6, 2011
Departments of Energy and Interior Award Nearly $17 Million for Advanced Hydropower Technologies

U.S. Department Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology. Sixteen projects in 11 states were selected through a competitive grant process for their ability to contribute to the development of innovative technologies that produce hydropower more efficiently, reduce costs and increase sustainable hydropower generation.

September 15, 2009
Portland Company to Receive $1.3 Million to Improve Hydro Power Technologies

Washington, DC - US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today awarded more than $1.3 million to Ocean Renewable Power Company in Portland, Maine to improve the efficiency, flexibility, and environmental performance of hydroelectric energy. The investment will further the nation's supply of domestic clean hydroelectricity through technological innovation and will advance research to maximize the nation's largest renewable energy source.