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

June 30, 2020
Photograph of Diablo Dam with a rainbow shining off of the flowing water.
Energy Department Launches New Hydro Power Prize; Announces Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners
Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons announces launch of the new I AM Hydro Prize and Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners.
June 18, 2020
graphic of a fish sensor.
Four New Projects Selected in Latest Round of the Technology Commercialization Fund
DOE's Office of Technology Transitions announced the 2020 selections in the latest round of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).
June 9, 2020
Berkley Lab ocean research
World Oceans Day: Celebrating the Role and Promise Oceans Have in Our Everyday Lives
World Oceans Day is a global effort to celebrate the ocean's resources, while reminding us to protect it for future generations.
May 21, 2020
WPTO Announces $4.4 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
WPTO Announces $4.4 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
Small businesses are receiving Phase I Release 2 grants for innovations that demonstrate technical feasibility during the first phase of research.
May 12, 2020
View of the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Plant on a cloudy day.
New Round of Hydroelectric Incentive Funding Now Available
The Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications for $7 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of EPACT.
May 1, 2020
Sunrise at the Bonneville Dam near Portland, Oregon.
WPTO Issues RFI for Hydropower Program R&D Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap
WPTO is releasing an RFI to gain feedback for the Hydropower Program R&D strategy and the research roadmap for HydroWIRES initiative.
April 23, 2020
PNNL researchers retrieve the Sensor Fish after they’ve traveled through the dam.
Celebrating Earth Day at WPTO: R&D to Protect Our River and Marine Environments
This Earth Day, we highlight WPTO successes supporting R&D and testing of marine energy, hydropower, and pumped storage systems for a flexible grid.
February 19, 2020
ocean waves and sunset
Prizes Powered by the Ocean
Last fall I participated in the White House Summit on Ocean Science and Technology, where leaders discussed advancing ocean energy technologies.
December 17, 2019
Water and Hoover dam against the mountains.
Recipients Selected for FY2019 Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program
DOE selects 48 recipients for the $6.6 million FY2019 round of funding.
November 8, 2019
Irrigation canal in Hood River, Oregon.
A New Way to Modernize Irrigation Infrastructure and Generate Renewable Energy
The modernization of irrigation and water infrastructure presents agricultural, environmental, economic, social, and energy benefits.
October 21, 2019
Sunrise at the Bonneville Dam near Portland, Oregon.
WPTO to Host Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar
WPTO is holding the second installment of its semiannual stakeholder webinars led by WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno November 5, 2019 from 3-5PM ET.
September 30, 2019
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Leads Successful Flow Measurement Tests
PNNL and USACE have successfully completed field testing of a flow measurement technology called the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
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.
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 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.
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
Articles about Hydropower
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...