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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.

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DOE Selects Grand Prize Winners of the Fish Protection Prize and Announces Deadlines for Two Additional Hydropower Prizes
September 25, 2020
Projects aim to protect fish from unsafe water infrastructure, including water diversions and pipes, and intakes at hydropower dams.
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Second Annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Open for Applications
September 9, 2020
 WPTO has opened the 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition for applications.
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Federal Agencies Sign New Hydropower MOU
August 24, 2020
DOE joins other federal agencies on National Hydropower Day at Hoover Dam to sign new MOU aimed at increasing hydropower generation and flexibility
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Energy Department Announces 2020 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Winning Teams
July 23, 2020
DOE announces winners of 2020 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition, which challenges students to develop solutions for the marine energy industry.
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Five Marine Energy Uses You Might Not Be Thinking About
July 15, 2020
The blue economy represents the interplay between economic, social, and ecological sustainability of the ocean.
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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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EERE Success Story—DOE investments in turbine and monitoring technology research help hydropower dams improve water quality
June 29, 2020
In late 2019, the DOE’s Water Technologies Office (WPTO) gathered with stakeholders to improve generation and environmental performance of the recentl
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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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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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