The Water Power Technologies Office Peer Review Report summarizes the findings from a 2017 peer review held in Arlington, Virginia, with nearly 300 representatives from our national laboratories, industry, academic institutions, and other stakeholder organizations.

The review evaluated projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2016 for their contribution to the mission and goals of the office, assessed progress against stated objectives, and appraised WPTO’s overall management and performance.

The Peer Review Report includes feedback on the office’s initiatives and investments across the nation. The report has been divided into two sections:

Volume I includes sections 1–5 of the report: the executive summary, synopses of the program- and project-level evaluation results, and WPTO’s response to the 2017 Peer Review findings.

Volume II includes sections 6 and 7—the complete program-level and project-level evaluation results—as well as the report appendices.

Project presentations from the MHK Power: Environmental Research, Resource Characterization and Analysis track, MHK Power: Technology and Research Development, MHK Power: Demonstrations and Infrastructure, and Hydropower tracks of the peer review are also available online.