The Water Power Program researches, tests, evaluates, and develops innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective electricity from water resources. This includes hydropower as well as marine & hydrokinetic energy technologies.
Hydro 101 Video
The Energy Department has released the Hydropower 101 video to explain how hydropower works, along with some recent developments in cutting edge technology facilitated by the Water Power Program.
Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Hydropower
Learn about the history of hydropower, the different methods used for electricity generation, the flexibility of hydropower technologies, and more by reading Energy.gov's newest piece in the 'Top Things you Didn't Know About…' series.
MHK New Funding Opportunity Announcement and Notices of Intent
DOE intends to fund environmental effects assessment, systems performance advancement, and testing infrastructure development for marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies.
Report: Assessing Improvements to U.S. Hydropower
A new DOE-funded study by the Electric Power Research Institute determines benefits from potential improvements to hydropower facilities through incorporating ancillary services, pumped storage, and operational changes.
Water Gateway Launched on Open Energy Info
DOE has created a page of water power-related information on the online knowledge-sharing wiki, OpenEI, allowing the water power community to contribute and share resources.
May 1, 2013
May 1, 2013
Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Ocean Energy Technologies and Launches New Video on Water Power
April 30, 2013
June 4-6, 2013
June 8-14, 2013
June 10-12, 2013
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... Details