Below are news updates about hydropower and marine energy technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Water Power Technologies Office, and other federal agencies.

July 20, 2021

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Seven Innovative Water Power Technologies Selected for Research and Development Funding

DOE announced funding for continuing research and development projects in the SBIR/STTR program, including $8.1 million for seven hydropower and marine energy projects.

July 14, 2021

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EERE Announces Selectees for Technical Assistance and Upcoming Funding Opportunity on Hydropower Operational Flexibility

EERE's Water Power Technologies Office, through its HydroWIRES Initiative, announced three selectees for a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance for Improving Hydropower’s Value Value Through Informed Decision Making.

July 8, 2021

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EERE Seeks Public Feedback to Define Inadequate Electric Service Areas

WPTO released an RFI to seek stakeholder input on factors to consider in relation to defining "an area where there is inadequate electric service," which will inform future eligibility criteria for WPTO's Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.

July 6, 2021

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DOE Announces $27 Million To Accelerate Ocean Wave Energy Technology To Market

Funding will support marine energy R&D projects that will diversify America’s renewable power sources, and boost carbon-free electricity.