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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office enables research, development, and testing of emerging technologies to advance marine energy as well as next generation hydropower and pumped storage systems for a flexible, reliable grid.

News

Energy Department Launches New Hydro Power Prize; Announces Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners
June 30, 2020
Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons announces launch of the new I AM Hydro Prize and Fish Protection Prize Stage I Winners.
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National Labs Are Making Waves in Marine Energy Research and Development
June 29, 2020
Learn about National Lab projects as they harness the immense power of the waves and understand what lies beneath them.
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Marine Energy Collegiate Competition 2021 Competition Opens for Applications in August
June 23, 2020
Today, the Energy Department's Water Power Technologies Office announced the 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition will open in August.
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Four New Projects Selected in Latest Round of the Technology Commercialization Fund
June 18, 2020
DOE's Office of Technology Transitions announced the 2020 selections in the latest round of the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).
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World Oceans Day: Celebrating the Role and Promise Oceans Have in Our Everyday Lives
June 9, 2020
World Oceans Day is a global effort to celebrate the ocean's resources, while reminding us to protect it for future generations.
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DOE Announces Waves to Water Stage Two Winners and Selection of Final Test Site
June 8, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the second stage (DESIGN) of the Waves to Water Prize.
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Energy Department Moves Marine Energy Collegiate Competition to Virtual Format
May 21, 2020
During the new virtual event, the 15 participating teams will showcase the deliverables they developed for the competition.
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WPTO Announces $4.4 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
May 21, 2020
Small businesses are receiving Phase I Release 2 grants for innovations that demonstrate technical feasibility during the first phase of research.
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New Round of Hydroelectric Incentive Funding Now Available
May 12, 2020
The Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications for $7 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of EPACT.
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WPTO Issues RFI for Hydropower Program R&D Strategy and HydroWIRES Research Roadmap
May 1, 2020
WPTO is releasing an RFI to gain feedback for the Hydropower Program R&D strategy and the research roadmap for HydroWIRES initiative.
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Water Power Projects Map
Learn more about our investments in cutting-edge water power research.
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National Labs and Water Power
Learn about the national labs active in water power research and development and how you can work with us.
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