The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) extended the deadline for its request for information (RFI) seeking comments from the nonfederal hydropower community on data and research needs to help the office explore how to leverage state-of-the-art climate change science to inform long-term hydropower operation and resource planning. Responses are now due Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, by 5 p.m. ET.

Understanding climate change impacts on hydropower is critical for future operations and planning, but many smaller utilities may not have dedicated, in-house resources for modeling and evaluating climate risks. The information collected from this RFI may help WPTO design future funding opportunities, research and development initiatives, tools, and datasets that address the risk of long-term climate change on hydropower generation and reduce a utility’s burden in conducting its own full-scale climate risk assessment.

View the full RFI for more information.

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