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

May 4, 2022

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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

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Advancing Marine Energy: An Abundant, Untapped Renewable Resource

Marine energy technologies hold incredible potential to help the United States meet its clean energy goals. The WPTO 2020–2021 Accomplishments Report highlights a few of the projects and teams working to advance these technologies.

April 22, 2022

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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.

March 28, 2022

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CalWave Launches California’s First Long-Term Wave Energy Project

CalWave launched its (and California’s) first at-sea, long-duration wave energy pilot project, bringing the xWave technology closer to providing grid-connected electricity for coastal communities.

March 25, 2022

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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.

March 21, 2022

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Women in Power—Water Power

WPTO is taking a moment to highlight a few of the women who are helping to advance hydropower and marine energy technologies and move the nation closer to its clean energy future.

March 9, 2022

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Water Power Technologies Office Releases First Multi-Year Program Plan

WPTO released their first-ever Multi-Year Program Plan, mapping out the Office’s key goals and initiatives through 2025. This report will guide future water power R&D and inform hydropower and marine energy stakeholders of expected milestones.

March 9, 2022

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Open-Source Wave Energy WEC-Sim Software Receives R&D 100 Award and Contributes to Space Exploration

The open-source WEC-Sim software is recognized with a 2021 R&D 100 Award, while researchers at NASA and Lockheed Martin apply the software to help ensure the safety of the future crew of the Artemis I mission.

March 9, 2022

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Researchers Test Model of New Floating Oscillating Surge Wave Energy Converter

Team of industry and academic researchers advance the validation of a novel floating oscillating surge wave energy converter at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

March 9, 2022

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United States Contributes to New International Marine Energy Standards

WPTO-supported committee publishes new internationally recognized standards that will pave the way for the most promising marine energy technologies to achieve commercialization.