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2019-2020 WPTO Accomplishments Report is Released
Letter from the Water Power Technologies Office Director, Alejandro Moreno
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PNNL Testing Campaign Verifies Fish Passage Performance of Natel Energy’s Restoration Hydro Turbine
Natel’s RHT can be installed at a variety of hydroelectric facilities, removing compromise between generation efficiency and biological performance.
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Six Non-Power Benefits of Hydropower
Hydropower offers surrounding communities several non-power benefits including food security, flood protection, water quality, jobs and recreation.
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The 2020 State of the Science Report: Monitoring and Research Thus Far Show Little or No Impact to Animals or Environment from Marine Energy
Energy Department shares results of the 2020 State of the Science report measuring impact marine renewable devices have on the marine environment.
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Federal Agencies Sign New Hydropower MOU, Develop Action Plan
On National Hydropower Day 2020 (Aug. 24), the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed an MOU.
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2021 International Conference on Ocean Energy
Join DOE and WPTO for ICOE 2021 “Energizing a Powerful Blue Economy”
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Current Newsletter: Late February 2021 | New Head of EERE Joining 3/1 Water Power Webinar and ARPA-E Announces Funding

What’s Inside: This edition of the Water Wire shares announcements, upcoming events and webinars, newly released products and publications, STEM and Black History Month spotlights, a project spotlight from the 2019–2020 Accomplishments Report, and other hot topics.

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