Plans, Implementation, and Results

Here you'll find an overview of the Water Power Program and links to its program planning, implementation, and results documents. This list summarizes the program's water power research, development, and demonstration activities. Read more about:

  • Overview

    Learn more about this EERE Office.

  • Plans

    Discover the plans, budgets, and analyses that set the direction of office priorities and activities.

  • Implementation

    Find out how the office controls, implements, and adjusts its plans and manages its activities.

  • Results
    Learn about the technological, commercial, and other outputs and outcomes that result from the public funds appropriated to the office and managed by it.

Overview

Key Office Overview Documents


  • 2014 Hydropower Market Report
    The U.S. hydropower fleet has been providing clean, reliable power for more than a hundred years. However, no systematic documentation exists of the U.S. fleet and the trends influencing it in recent years. This first-ever Hydropower Market Report
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  • Quadrennial Technology Review 2015: Technology Assessments--Hydropower
    Hydropower has provided reliable and flexible base and peaking power generation in the United States for more than a century, contributing on average 10.5% of cumulative U.S. power sector net generation over the past six and one-half decades (1949–
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  • Quadrennial Technology Review 2015: Technology Assessments--Marine and Hydrokinetic Power
    Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity. With more than 50% of the U.S. population living within 50 miles of the nation’s coasts, MHK technologies hold significant p
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  • Water Power for a Clean Energy Future
    This document describes some of the accomplishments of the Department of Energy Water Power Program, and how those accomplishments are supporting the advancement of renewable energy generated using hydropower technologies and marine and hydrokinetic
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  • Wind and Water Power Program - Water Power for a Clean Energy Future
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Program.
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  • EERE Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program Technology Review (Deep Dive) for Under Secretaries Johnson and Koonin
    September 4, 2009 presentation highlighting the Wind and Hydropower Program, addressing program goals and objectives, budgets, technology pathways, breakthroughs, and DOE solutions to market barriers.
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Structure and Key Contacts


Office News


  • Water Power Program News
    News stories about conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Wind and Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.
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Plans

Strategic Plans


  • Hydropower Projects
    The Water Power Program helps industry harness this renewable, emissions-free resource to generate environmentally sustainable and cost-effective electricity. Through support for public, private, and nonprofit efforts, the Water Power Program prom
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  • A New Vision for U.S. Hydropower
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Program is looking toward the future of the hydropower industry by initiating the development of a long-range national Hydropower Vision.
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Office Budgets


Analysis (Risk, Benefit, Portfolio)


  • 2014 Hydropower Market Report
    The U.S. hydropower fleet has been providing clean, reliable power for more than a hundred years. However, no systematic documentation exists of the U.S. fleet and the trends influencing it in recent years. This first-ever Hydropower Market Report
    (more)
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  • Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower (Report to Congress)
    This is a formal Department of Energy report to Congress. It outlines the findings of an assessment directed by Congress in Section 9505 of the SECURE Water Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11), the US Department of Energy (DOE), in consultation with the
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  • Report to Congress on the Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies
    This report focuses on potential impacts of marine and hydrokinetic technologies to aquatic environments (i.e. rivers, estuaries, and oceans), fish and fish habitats, ecological relationships, and other marine and freshwater aquatic resources. The re
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Implementation

Technology Evaluations


  • 2014 Hydropower Market Report
    The U.S. hydropower fleet has been providing clean, reliable power for more than a hundred years. However, no systematic documentation exists of the U.S. fleet and the trends influencing it in recent years. This first-ever Hydropower Market Report
    (more)
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Competitive Solicitations and Grant Process


  • Financial Opportunities
    The Water Power Program focuses on technological development, and deployment of innovative technologies capable of generating electricity from water. The program funds research and development activities through competitive solicitations. Financial
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In-Progress Peer Reviews and Process Assessments


  • 2014 Water Power Program Peer Review Report
    The Water Power Peer Review Meeting was held February 24-28, 2014 in Arlington, VA. Principle investigators from the Energy Department National Laboratories, academic, and industry representatives presented the progress of their DOE-funded research.
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  • Water Peer Review
    All programs with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects on a yearly basis in order to ensure and enhance the ma
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  • 2011 Water Power Technologies Peer Review Report
    This report provides findings from the peer review meeting held in November 2011 to review the progress and accomplishments of the Energy Department Water Power Program.
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Results

Summary Documents


  • Quadrennial Technology Review 2015: Technology Assessments--Hydropower
    Hydropower has provided reliable and flexible base and peaking power generation in the United States for more than a century, contributing on average 10.5% of cumulative U.S. power sector net generation over the past six and one-half decades (1949–
    (more)
    Details Bookmark & Share

  • Quadrennial Technology Review 2015: Technology Assessments--Marine and Hydrokinetic Power
    Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, and river and ocean currents into electricity. With more than 50% of the U.S. population living within 50 miles of the nation’s coasts, MHK technologies hold significant p
    (more)
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  • Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Projects, Fiscal Years 2008-2014
    This report covers the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office's Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Projects from 2008 to 2014.
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  • Hydropower Projects, Fiscal Years 2008-2014
    This report covers the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office's Hydropower Projects from 2008 to 2014.
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Technical Outcomes


  • 2014 Hydropower Market Report
    The U.S. hydropower fleet has been providing clean, reliable power for more than a hundred years. However, no systematic documentation exists of the U.S. fleet and the trends influencing it in recent years. This first-ever Hydropower Market Report
    (more)
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