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Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Announces Seven New Water Power-Focused Projects for FY19
Seven small businesses receive grants to demonstrate technical feasibility of innovations.
June 24, 2019
DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition
Prize competition seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies.
June 13, 2019
A New Approach to Pumped Storage Hydropower
Quidnet Energy is taking an alternative approach to conventional pumped-storage hydropower development.
June 7, 2019
Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information
WPTO seeks feedback about the use of the PNNL Marine Sciences Laboratory as a research, development, testing, and validation venue.
June 6, 2019
New Round of Hydroelectric Incentive Funding Now Available
The Water Power Technologies Office is now accepting applications for $6.6 million under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).
May 21, 2019
Deadline Extended: Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) to Commissioning for Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) Prize
The FAST Commissioning for PSH Prize seeks solutions and technologies that address the non-regulatory challenges PSH developers face.
May 20, 2019
EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Phase I Innovation Projects
American small businesses got nearly a $22 million boost from EERE with Phase 1 Release II selections
May 20, 2019
Announcing the Winners of the Make a Splash Photo Contest
Winners were announced and displayed at Waterpower Week, which was held in Washington, D.C.
April 18, 2019
Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Energy Department announces FAST, a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower.
April 8, 2019
Funding Selections Announced for Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Today, DOE announced selections for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower.
April 1, 2019
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