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

June 22, 2022

How the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Energize America With Water Power

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

WPTO Studies Find Big Opportunities to Expand Pumped Storage Hydropower

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

Missed Waterpower Week? Here's What to Know from WPTO

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

Boosting Hydropower: The Bedrock of a Clean Energy Grid

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

How WPTO Is Investing in Our Planet This Earth Day

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

Meet Clean Energy Champion Gia Schneider

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.