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Below are news stories about conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.

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August 8, 2018
Funding Available: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
DOE announced up to $9 million for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of new stream-reach hydropower development and PSH.
July 27, 2018
Ocean Energy Systems Releases Spotlight on Ocean Energy Report
Ocean Energy Systems has released the Spotlight on Ocean Energy report, which provides analysis of 20 ocean energy projects and five initiatives.
July 26, 2018
Now Available: Recorded Marine Hydrokinetic Advanced Materials Webinar
A recording of WPTO’s July 12 Marine Hydrokinetic Advanced Materials webinar is now available online.
July 26, 2018
Hydropower Vision: Two Years Later
Two years after the Hydropower Vision report, hydropower leaders are convening to assess how the hydropower community has progressed.
July 6, 2018
2018 HydoVision International Highlights
WPTO wrapped up a successful week at HydroVision International—the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide—in Charlotte, North Carolina.
July 5, 2018
How to Take a Prize-Worthy Photo of Water Power (According to a Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Water Power Technologies Office is launching a photo contest and looking for pictures that capture the incredible potential of water power.
June 25, 2018
Notice of Intent: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower Funding Opportunity
WPTO issued a Notice of Intent for a funding opportunity for innovative design concepts for standard modular hydropower and pumped storage hydropower.
June 20, 2018
WPTO at HydroVision International 2018
Join the Water Power Technologies Office at HydroVision International.
June 8, 2018
Energy Department Selects Six Awardees for $6.7 Million in Marine Energy Funding
Funding to support the development of innovative technologies capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources.
May 30, 2018
WPTO Selects Four Projects for Phase I SBIR and STTR Funding
WPTO has selected four projects for Phase I funding within the topic area of environmentally-acceptable lubricants for hydropower applications.
May 30, 2018
An old mill with water flowing over turbines in front of a wintry sunset.
Water Power Technologies: The Stories Behind the Example Photos
See examples of WPTO's favorite photos and enter the Make a Splash Photo Contest for a chance to win $2,000.
May 16, 2018
A Utility Perspective on the Local Impact of the Nation’s Newest Wave Energy Test Site
WPTO’s Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, sat down with Debra Smith to get her opinions on the current state of wave energy testing.
April 30, 2018
Undersecretary of Energy Menezes Announces $23 Million in New Funding to Advance Marine Energy Technologies
The Energy Department announced $23 million to support marine energy industry advancement in wave, tidal, ocean and river current technologies.
April 30, 2018
Energy Department Releases 2017 Hydropower Market Report
The 2017 Hydropower Market Report provides a snapshot of the distribution, characteristics, and trends of the current U.S. hydropower fleet.
April 30, 2018
Funding Available: Marine Energy Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination
WPTO announced up to $23 million in funding to support marine energy technologies that aim to reduce capital costs and shorten deployment timelines.
April 30, 2018
Make a Splash Photo Contest, Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Make a Splash Photo Contest Seeks Best U.S. Water Power Photos
Make a Splash Photo Contest Seeks Best U.S. Water Power Photos
April 30, 2018
Request for Information: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technologies: Maritime Markets Report
WPTO seeks feedback from the public on 12 maritime markets where applications may exist for marine energy technologies.
April 26, 2018
Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance: Techno-Economic Studies of Pumped-Storage Hydropower
These techno-economic studies will evaluate the long-term value of two selected pumped-storage hydropower projects.
April 25, 2018
Energy Department Selects Four Projects for Fish Passage Research and Development Funding
Four projects were recently selected for up to $2.4 million in funding to research hydropower fish passage solutions.
April 24, 2018
Important Licensing Milestone Reached for Oregon Wave Energy Test Site
Oregon State University has submitted a Draft License Application to construct and operate the Pacific Marine Energy Center South Energy Test Site.
April 20, 2018
WPTO at Waterpower Week in Washington 2018
Join WPTO and the national laboratories at Waterpower Week in Washington.
April 10, 2018
Recipients Selected for Latest Round of Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program
The Energy Department recently selected recipients for the latest round of funding under section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
April 10, 2018
Notice of Intent: Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Advancement and Data Dissemination
The Water Power Technologies Office plans to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement in Quarter 3 of Fiscal Year 2018 to support MHK advancement.
April 10, 2018
A European Perspective on America's Newest Marine Energy Test Site (Part 2)
Part 2 of a series of discussions with various stakeholders involved in the PMEC-SETS project and the marine energy industry as a whole.
March 19, 2018
Natel Energy Selected to Further Develop Innovative Hydropower System
The Energy Department has selected Natel Energy, Inc. of Alameda, California to further the development of an innovative hydropower system.