Below are stories about hydropower featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.
June 22, 2022
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes investments that will boost the hydropower and marine energy industries, helping them to provide more clean, affordable energy and expand domestic job opportunities.
June 13, 2022
Although PSH has been around for over 100 years, two new studies from the Water Power Technologies Office under its HydroWIRES Initiative demonstrate that much of its potential remains untapped.
June 6, 2022
WPTO Extends Deadline for Comments on Climate Change Data and Research Needs to Inform Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning
WPTO extended the deadline for comments from the nonfederal hydropower community on climate change data and research needs to inform hydropower operation and resource planning. Responses are now due Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, by 5 p.m. ET.
May 25, 2022
Thirteen Small Businesses Receive Funding to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy Research and Development
WPTO selected small business-led projects that can help spur water power-focused innovation across the United States.
May 4, 2022
During Waterpower Week, which took place April 5–7, 2022, in Washington, D.C., the Water Power Technologies Office launched two collegiate competitions, a new prize, and a request for information. Read the recap of these existing announcements.
April 25, 2022
Hydropower has a crucial role in the clean energy future. The projects in WPTO’s 2020–2021 Accomplishments Report, along with many more, are helping to advance hydropower and pumped storage systems to create a flexible, reliable grid.
April 22, 2022
WPTO Director Jennifer Garson discusses WPTO’s investments in efforts led by industry, academia, and our national laboratories to advance our understanding and development of water power systems and technologies.
April 11, 2022
Find out how this CEO found her calling to reduce the environmental impact of hydropower while making it simpler and more cost-effective—and why she doesn’t demonize fossil fuels.
April 4, 2022
WPTO Seeks Feedback on Climate Change Data and Research Needs to Inform Hydropower Operation and Resource Planning
WPTO seeks comments from the non-federal hydropower community on data and research needs to help the office explore how to leverage climate change science to inform long-term hydropower operation and resource planning.
March 25, 2022
Once-in-a-Generation Investments, Focus on Inclusivity Highlighted at Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar
WPTO recaps its semiannual stakeholder webinar during which speakers highlighted historic investments in hydropower and marine energy and a focus on inclusivity.