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Markets and Values

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Discover water power economy research and the nation’s progress related to infra- structure, technology development, and analytics. 

Environmental, Sustainable, Regulatory

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Understand environmental, sustainability, and regulatory processes for U.S. hydropower.

Technology Development

Learn about technological advancements and hydropower technology development research.
Learn about technological advancements and hydropower technology development research.

Infrastructure

Learn about technological advancements and hydropower technology development research.
Access comprehensive data about the nation’s hydropower facilities and infrastructure.

Who we are

HydroWISE is a portal providing centralized access to a sub-set of data, tools, and research produced by the national laboratories and funded by Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office on sustainable hydropower generation in the United States. 

News

The report provides an overview of the critical role of black start capability to ensure timely restoration of grid operation.
The Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications for $6.6 million under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).
New funding will drive innovative industry-led solutions to advance marine and hydrokinetics and hydropower technologies.
The U.S. electricity system is rapidly evolving, bringing both opportunities and challenges for hydropower and pumped storage hydropower (PSH).