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The Department of Energy (DOE), along with its partners the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received the Department of Interior’s “Partners in Conservation Award.” This award recognized a collaborative effort to develop tools for assessing the impact of offshore renewable energy projects on marine and human ecosystems, with the goal of supporting the sustainable development of renewable energy. As part of this effort, EERE contributed $1.25 million to address three topic areas: tools for selecting sites for ocean renewable energy development; protocols for studies that document the current environmental state of proposed ocean renewable energy sites, and for monitoring those sites; and evaluation of monitoring technologies. This award acknowledged the partnership between DOE, BOEM, and NOAA as a successful model of interagency collaboration.

The Water Power Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation from resources such as hydropower, waves, and tides.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) success stories highlight the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities.

Project Overview

Positive Impact

The Department of Energy (DOE), along with its partners the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), received the Department of Interior’s “Partners in Conservation Award.”

Locations

Nationwide

Partners

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)

EERE Investment

$1.25 Million

Clean Energy Sector

Renewable electricity generation