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

May 23, 2023

Ripple Effect: Pennsylvania Skies Nudged Mark Glick into Clean Energy; Now He Sees Hydropower in Hawai'i's Future

Mark Glick was interested in public policy from an early age. Today, as chief energy officer for the Hawai'i State Energy Office, he supports the state’s clean energy transition with help from water power.

May 4, 2023

Advancing Hydropower Technologies to Support the Clean Energy Transition

Learn more about the hydropower projects in the Water Power Technologies Office’s 2021–2022 Accomplishments Report that are supporting the clean energy transition.

May 3, 2023

New Report Outlines Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials to Modernize Hydropower Fleet

A new report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory discusses the potential to use advanced manufacturing and materials to modernize the existing hydropower fleet and enable designs for new hydropower technologies.

April 24, 2023

Water Power Technologies Office Focuses on Funding Opportunities and Accomplishments at Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar

The Water Power Technologies Office hosted its latest semiannual stakeholder webinar on April 4, 2023, and the team shared information about current and upcoming funding opportunities, recent accomplishments, and new initiatives.

April 21, 2023

Investing in the Planet Means Investing in Water Power—And People

This Earth Day’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” At the Water Power Technologies Office, investing in the planet means investing in people. This year, the office has more initiatives underway and resources available than ever before.

April 7, 2023

Apply Now to Become WPTO’s Next Hydropower Program Manager

WPTO is looking for someone to join its team as the hydropower program manager! Learn more about the position and apply no later than April 14, 2023.

March 28, 2023

A Rising Tide: Women in Water Power

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Water Power Technologies Office showcases stories from six water power champions who are on the frontlines of building an equitable and just energy future.

March 22, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Opens Applications for Second Annual Hydropower and Fifth Annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competitions

WPTO opened applications for the second annual Hydropower Collegiate Competition and fifth annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competition. These competitions help students prepare for jobs in hydropower, marine energy, and related industries.

March 14, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy and Tennessee Valley Authority Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Hydropower Technologies

The Water Power Technologies Office and the Tennessee Valley Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration on hydropower technology development.

March 10, 2023

National Lab Researchers Investigate Innovative Ideas Through the Water Power Technologies Office’s Seedling and Sapling Program

In nature, seedlings and saplings are young trees, new and full of potential. At WPTO, seedlings and saplings refer to a type of national laboratory research project focused on exploring new ideas and innovative concepts.