Hydropower Memorandum of Understanding 2020

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, and the Department of the Army through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 24, 2020, to enhance collaboration and leverage resources to meet the Nation’s need for reliable and affordable renewable hydropower. This MOU builds on previous work between the agencies to strengthen long-term coordination, prioritize similar goals, and align ongoing and future renewable energy development efforts.

The MOU and resulting action plan will detail overarching topics to increase sustainable hydropower generation and flexibility, while identifying a specific set of activities that the agencies will collectively undertake. These commitments were designed to represent a new approach to hydropower development that will result in clean, renewable power generation.

The topic areas for consideration include:

  1. Asset Management
  2. Value of Hydropower
  3. Workforce
  4. Water Supply Reliability
  5. Environmental Outcomes

For more information on past MOUs, visit the past hydropower MOUs web page.

Review the full MOU for more details: