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Below are stories about hydropower featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.

April 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Energy Department announces FAST, a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower.
April 1, 2019
Funding Selections Announced for Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Today, DOE announced selections for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower.
April 20, 2018
WPTO at Waterpower Week in Washington 2018
Join WPTO and the national laboratories at Waterpower Week in Washington.
September 20, 2017
$2.5 Million Available in Fish Passage Funding
Through its HydroNEXT initiative, the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is committed to lowering the cost of hydropower deployment.
August 8, 2017
$6.6 Million Available in New Round of Funding for Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program
The Energy Department is accepting applications for the latest round of funding under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005.
July 26, 2017
Happy Birthday, Hydropower Vision!
One year ago today the Energy Department (DOE) released its Hydropower Vision report—a first-of-its-kind bottom-up hydropower analysis.
July 20, 2017
Winning Big at HydroVision International
An Energy Department national laboratory and a funding recipient took home high honors at this year’s HydroVision International.
July 6, 2017
Highlights from HydroVision International
The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) concluded another successful week at HydroVision International—the world’s largest hydropower trade show.
June 21, 2017
Water Power Projects Selected for Research and Development Grant
DOE announced it will award 263 research and development grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses in 41 states.
June 13, 2017
Coming Soon: HydroWISE Online Hydropower Portal
The Energy Department’s Hydropower Water Infrastructure–Information for Sustainable Energy (HydroWISE) website is a new portal for hydropower R&D.
June 5, 2017
Navigate the Hydropower Permitting Process with the RAPID Toolkit
The Hydropower RAPID toolkit makes navigating the complex system of federal and state regulations easier.
June 5, 2017
Join the Energy Department and National Laboratories at HydroVision International
Join the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) and the national laboratories at HydroVision International.
May 30, 2017
Fish Telemetry: Improving the Sustainability of Hydropower One Tag at a Time

View the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fish Telemetry: Improving the Sustainability of Hydro...

May 1, 2017
Graphic by Sarah Harman
4 Reasons Why Hydropower is the Guardian of the Grid

Four reasons why hydropower plays a major role in maintaining the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. power grid.

April 20, 2017
Small Water Power Businesses Team Up with National Labs

The Energy Department's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot program gives our nation's clean-tech sm...

March 13, 2017
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Sharing Water Power’s Story at Energy Talks

The Water Power Technologies Office advances cutting-edge technology that enables industry to commercialize and modernize U.S. water power...

February 7, 2017
Alejandro Moreno returns to the Energy Department to lead the Water Power Technologies Office.
Water Power: The Future Vision Under New Director Alejandro Moreno

Alejandro Moreno recently joined the Water Power Technologies Office as director and will lead the hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic...

January 18, 2017
Energy Department Awards up to $9.8 Million for Next-Generation Hydropower Technologies

The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $9.8 million in funding to develop innovative technologies that...

October 31, 2016
Hydropower Request for Information: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development of Hydropower in Undeveloped Stream Reaches ...
WPTO invites input from the public regarding challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower development in undeveloped stream-reaches.
October 26, 2016
Project Led by a Small Business Keeps Fish Out of Harm’s Way
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has worked with Whooshh Innovations on an inventive project demonstrating a fish-friendly transport syste...
July 26, 2016
Energy Department Releases New Hydropower Vision Report and $9.8 Million in Funding to Support the Future of Hydropower in the United States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a new report looking at the future of hydropower through 2050. The report,...

July 26, 2016
Funding Opportunity Announcement: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dam and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development

The Energy Department's Water Power Program has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) of $9.8 million for up to 12 projects to develop...

July 11, 2016
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Notice of Intent: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dams and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development

The Energy Department's Water Power Program intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for innovative technologies to advance non...

April 25, 2016
The Opekiska Lock and Dam, a non-powered dam on the Monongahela River. Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Energy Department Opens New Round of Funding to Reward New Hydropower

Harnessing the power of water to generate electricity means finding new locations that can be upgraded with hydropower technology. The Energy...

November 24, 2015
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Innovative Hydropower Technology Now Powering an Apple Data Center

The Schneider family continues a family legacy of developing new hydropower technologies through their company, Natel Energy. Apple is now buying...