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Pumped Storage Projects Selected for Techno-Economic Studies
Two projects selected by the Energy Department will receive technical assistance to evaluate the long-term value of pumped-storage hydropower
December 3, 2018
DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge
Challenge aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
October 25, 2018
Funding Opportunity: National Oceanographic Partnership Program
ONR has released a new Broad Agency Announcement that solicits research proposals for seven different ocean technology and research areas.
October 15, 2018
Ocean Renewable Energy Conference 2018 Wrap-Up
From September 18–19, staff from the DOE were joined by leaders from academia, federal and state government, utilities, supply chains, and investors.
October 9, 2018
A Commercial Shipbuilding Industry Perspective and Future Marine Energy Business Opportunities
WPTO is engaging stakeholders engaged in the PacWave project. In this article, WPTO interviews Tom Hickman of Vigor.
September 24, 2018
Oregon Wave Energy Test Site Rebranded as PacWave
The Pacific Marine Energy Center South Energy Test Site will operate under a rebranded name, PacWave.
September 14, 2018
Water Power Projects Among Technology Commercialization Fund Selections
DOE's Office of Technology Transitions announced its selections for the latest round of the Technology Commercialization Fund.
September 10, 2018
Webinar: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Water Power Facility and Infrastructure Utilization
DOE has issued an RFI regarding use of NWTC facilities for renewable energy, energy storage, and grid integration technology development and testing.
August 22, 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.
August 8, 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 27, 2018
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