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.

October 26, 2021

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Elaine Buck Brings International Insight to WPTO Marine Energy Efforts

DOE's Water Power Technologies Office is excited to announce the latest addition to our growing team of water power experts, Elaine Buck. Read up on the unique experience that Elaine brings to the team.

October 21, 2021

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New Report Examines the U.S. Hydropower Permitting Process

Permitting and federal authorization processes can increase the costs, risks, and timelines of licensing (or relicensing) hydropower projects. Now, a new report examines what factors affect this process and how.

October 18, 2021

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Apply Now: Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program

Applications are open for the Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program. The application period is open until December 10, 2021, at 5PM Eastern.

September 30, 2021

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DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a new $8.5 million funding opportunity to improve the operational flexibility of the U.S. hydropower fleet.