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Below are 50 results of the Related Publications of 'Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Final Report'. The publications are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

1. Estimation of Average Annual Streamflows and Power Potentials for Alaska and Hawaii
This paper describes the work done to develop average annual streamflow estimates and power potential for the states of Alaska and Hawaii. The Elevation Derivatives for National Applications (EDNA) da  Details Bookmark & Share
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2. A Policymaker’s Guide to Feed-in Tariff Policy Design
Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are the most widely used renewable energy policy in the world for driving accelerating renewable energy (RE) deployment, accounting for a greater share of RE development than ei  Details Bookmark & Share
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3. Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy Analysis
More than half of the electricity produced in the southeastern states is fuelled by coal. Although the region produces some coal, most of the states depend heavily on coal imports. Many of the region  Details Bookmark & Share
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4. State Support for Clean Energy Deployment: Lessons Learned for Potential Future Policy
Proposed federal clean energy initiatives and climate legislation have suggested significant increases to federal funding for clean energy deployment and investment. Many states and utilities have ove  Details Bookmark & Share
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5. Using Renewable Energy Purchases to Achieve Institutional Carbon Goals: A Review of Current Practices and Considerations
With organizations and individuals increasingly interested in accounting for their carbon emissions, greater attention is being placed on how to account for the benefits of various carbon mitigation a  Details Bookmark & Share
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6. Using Revolving Loan Funds to Finance Energy Savings Performance Contracts in State and Local Agency Applications
Numerous pre-existing and newly emerging state- and locally-managed revolving loan funds (RLFs) are being used in conjunction with energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) as an option for financi  Details Bookmark & Share
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7. Clean Energy Policy Analyses: Analysis of the Status and Impact of Clean Energy Policies at the Local Level
This report takes a broad look at the status of local clean energy policies in the United States to develop a better understanding of local clean energy policy development and the interaction between   Details Bookmark & Share
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8. The Relevance of Generation Interconnection Procedures to Feed-in Tariffs in the United States
Feed-in tariffs (FITs) have been used to promote renewable electricity development in over 40 countries throughout the past two decades. These policies generally provide guaranteed prices for the full  Details Bookmark & Share
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9. ESPC Overview: Cash Flows, Scenarios, and Associated Diagrams for Energy Savings Performance Contracts
This document is meant to inform state and local decision makers about the process of energy savings performance contracts, and how projected savings and allocated energy-related budgets can be impact  Details Bookmark & Share
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10. 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.  Details Bookmark & Share
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11. Renewable Energy Cost Modeling: A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United States
This report serves as a resource for policymakers who wish to learn more about levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculations, including cost-based incentives. The report identifies key renewable energy  Details Bookmark & Share
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12. Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Postcard
The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America initiative provides information on the Jobs and Economic Development Benefits model. This postcard is a marketing piece that stakeholders can prov  Details Bookmark & Share
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13. 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.  Details Bookmark & Share
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14. Federal Incentives for Water Power
This factsheet lists the major federal incentives for water power technologies available as of April 2013.  Details Bookmark & Share
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15. Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower (Technical Report)
As 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 federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs  Details Bookmark & Share
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16. 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 Dep  Details Bookmark & Share
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17. Hydropower Projects, Fiscal Years 2008-2014
This report covers the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office's Hydropower Projects from 2008 to 2014.  Details Bookmark & Share
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18. Conventional Hydropower Technologies Fact Sheet
This factsheet gives a description of the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Program's efforts to increase generating capacity and efficiency at existing hydroelectric facilities, add hydroelectri  Details Bookmark & Share
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19. FY 2014 DOE Budget Request to Congress (Water Program)
This document reflects the Department of Energy's FY 2014 Congressional Budget Request.  Details Bookmark & Share
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20. FY 2013 DOE Budget Request to Congress (Water Program)
This document reflects the Department of Energy's FY 2013 Budget Request to Congress.  Details Bookmark & Share
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21. Environmental Effects of Hydrokinetic Turbines on Fish: Desktop and Laboratory Flume Studies
A primary issue of concern of regulatory and resource agencies is how the operation of hydrokinetic turbines will affect local and migratory fish populations. This collection of three reports describe  Details Bookmark & Share
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22. An Assessment of Energy Potential at Non-Powered Dams in the United States
This document provides results from a nation-scale analysis to determine the potential capacity and generation available from adding power production capability to U.S. non-powered dams.  Details Bookmark & Share
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23. Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower Two-Year Progress Report
On March 24, 2010, the Department of the Army (DOA) through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps), the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior signed the Memorandum of Und  Details Bookmark & Share
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24. A Review of Operational Water Consumption and Withdrawal Factors for Electricity Generating Technologies
This report provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected fro  Details Bookmark & Share
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25. 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.  Details Bookmark & Share
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26. JEDI: Jobs and Economic Development Impacts Model Fact Sheet
The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local(usually  Details Bookmark & Share
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27. Water Power: 2010 Peer Review Report
This document is the peer review panel’s observations and findings, response from the Water Program to these, and supporting meeting materials including an agenda and participants list.  Details Bookmark & Share
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28. "Fish Friendly" Hydropower Turbine Development and Deployment: Alden Turbine Preliminary Engineering and Model Testing
This report presents the results of a collaborative research project funded by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and hydropower industry partners with  Details Bookmark & Share
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29. Regulatory Approaches for Addressing Dissolved Oxygen Concerns at Hydropower Facilities
Low dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations are a common water quality problem downstream of hydropower facilities. At some facilities, structural improvements (e.g. installation of weir dams or aerating  Details Bookmark & Share
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30. Response of Juvenile Pacific Lamprey to Turbine Passage
To help determine the Pacific lamprey’s ability to survive turbine passage, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists conducted laboratory tests designed to simulate a fish’s passage through th  Details Bookmark & Share
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31. Simulated Passage through a Modified Kaplan Turbine Pressure Regime: A Supplement to "Laboratory Studies of the Effects of Pressure and Dissolved Gas Supersaturation on Turbine-Passed Fish"
A previous test series (Abernethy et al. 2001) evaluated the effects of passage through a Kaplan turbine under the “worst case” pressure conditions. For this series of tests, pressure changes were mod  Details Bookmark & Share
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32. Six-Degree-of-Freedom Sensor Fish Design - Governing Equations and Motion Modeling
The Sensor Fish device is being used at Northwest hydropower projects to better understand the conditions fish experience during passage through hydro turbines and other dam bypass alternatives. Since  Details Bookmark & Share
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33. Stay Vane and Wicket Gate Relationship Study
This report evaluates potential environmental and performance gains that can be achieved in a Kaplan turbine through non-structural modifications to stay vane and wicket gate assemblies. This summary   Details Bookmark & Share
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34. Study of Fish Response Using Particle Image Velocimetry and High-Speed, High-Resolution Imaging
Fish swimming has fascinated both engineers and fish biologists for decades. Digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV) and high-speed, high-resolution digital imaging are recently developed analysis t  Details Bookmark & Share
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35. Technologies for Evaluating Fish Passage Through Turbines
This study evaluated the feasibility of two types of technologies to observe fish and near neutrally buoyant drogues as they move through hydropower turbines. Existing or reasonably modified light-emi  Details Bookmark & Share
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36. The Development of Advanced Hydroelectric Turbines to Improve Fish Passage Survival
Recent efforts to improve the survival of hydroelectric turbine-passed juvenile fish have explored modifications to both operation and design of the turbines. Much of this research is being carried ou  Details Bookmark & Share
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37. The Effects of Turbine Passage on C-Start Behavior of Salmon at the Wanapum Dam, Washington
In 2005, Grant County Public Utility District No. 2 (GCPUD) replaced one of the 10 Kaplan turbines at Wanapum Dam with an advanced turbine that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of E  Details Bookmark & Share
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38. Turbine Imaging Technology Assessment
The goal of this project was to identify and evaluate imaging technologies for observing juvenile fish within a Kaplan turbine, and specifically that would enable scientists to determine mechanisms of  Details Bookmark & Share
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39. U.S. Hydropower Resource Assessment Final Report
To provide a more accurate assessment of the domestic undeveloped hydropower capacity, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydropower Program developed a computer model, Hydropower Evaluation Software (HE  Details Bookmark & Share
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40. Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources
Analytical assessments of the water energy resources in the 20 hydrologic regions of the United States were performed using state-of-the-art digital elevation models and geographic information system   Details Bookmark & Share
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41. Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources: Appendix A - Assessment Results by Hydrologic Region
Analytical assessments of the water energy resources in the 20 hydrologic regions of the United States were performed using state-of-the-art digital elevation models and geographic information system   Details Bookmark & Share
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42. Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources: Appendix B - Assessment Results by State
Analytical assessments of the water energy resources in the 20 hydrologic regions of the United States were performed using state-of-the-art digital elevation models and geographic information system   Details Bookmark & Share
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43. Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources: Appendix B - Assessment Results by State
Analytical assessments of the water energy resources in the 20 hydrologic regions of the United States were performed using state-of-the-art digital elevation models and geographic information system   Details Bookmark & Share
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44. Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources: Appendix C - Validation Study
Analytical assessments of the water energy resources in the 20 hydrologic regions of the United States were performed using state-of-the-art digital elevation models and geographic information system   Details Bookmark & Share
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45. Estimation of Economic Parameters of U.S. Hydropower Resources
Tools for estimating the cost of developing and operating and maintaining hydropower resources in the form of regression curves were developed based on historical plant data. Development costs that we  Details Bookmark & Share
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46. Estimation of Economic Parameters of U.S. Hydropower Resources - INL Hydropower Resource Economics Database
Tools for estimating the cost of developing and operating and maintaining hydropower resources in the form of regression curves were developed based on historical plant data. Development costs that we  Details Bookmark & Share
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47. Evaluation of Blade-Strike Models for Estimating the Biological Performance of Large Kaplan Hydro Turbines
Bio-indexing of hydro turbines has been identified as an important means to optimize passage conditions for fish by identifying operations for existing and new design turbines that minimize the probab  Details Bookmark & Share
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48. Evaluation of Fish-Injury Mechanisms During Exposure to a High-Velocity Jet
As part of the research supported by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Hydropower Turbine System (AHTS) Program, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a study where age-0 a  Details Bookmark & Share
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49. Evolution of the Sensor Fish Device for Measuring Physical Conditions in Sever Hydraulic Environments
To assist in deriving biological specifications for design of turbine rehabilitation measures, new “fish-friendly” turbines, and spillway designs and operations, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   Details Bookmark & Share
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50. Feasibility Assessment of the Water Energy Resources of the United States for New Low Power and Small Hydro Classes of Hydroelectric Plants: Appendix B - Assessment Results by State
Water energy resource sites identified in the resource assessment study reported in Water Energy Resources of the United States with Emphasis on Low Head/Low Power Resources, DOE/ID-11111, April 2004   Details Bookmark & Share
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