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.

April 8, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize Winners

Two teams will share $75,000 prize pool for their foundation solutions to shore up hydropower systems.

April 5, 2021

Make a Splash: Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition!

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office announced the launch of the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC): Powering the Blue Economy™.

March 29, 2021

Apply to be a Research Fellow Supporting Hydropower’s Role in a 100% Clean Power System

WPTO has three openings in the areas of hydropower engineering, economics, and power system modeling through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.