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This Publication and Product Library features resources provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Water Power Technologies Office. Here you’ll find helpful links to information about hydropower and marine energy technology research, development, and testing.


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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, a   Details Bookmark & Share  
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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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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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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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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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Product Thumbnail ImageU.S. Hydropower Market Report
The January 2021 edition of the U.S. Hydropower Market Report is the third complete edition of this report (the first two were the 2014 and 2017 Hydropower Market Report published in 2015 and 2018, re   Details Bookmark & Share
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Product Thumbnail ImageHydropower Value Study: Current Status and Future Opportunities
To reveal the current landscape and prospective role and influence of hydropower operations on the nation’s electric grid, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO   Details Bookmark & Share
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Product Thumbnail Image2019-2020 Water Power Technologies Office Accomplishments Report
The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) 2019–2020 Accomplishments Report summarizes some of the significant results from WPTO-supported research across its Hydropower and Marine Energy (formerly th   Details Bookmark & Share
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Product Thumbnail ImageHandbook of Marine Hydrokinetic Regulatory Processes
As part of Office’s efforts to advance marine energy technologies and address key issues to innovation, the Office aggregates and disseminates information on permitting and licensing processes used in   Details Bookmark & Share
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Product Thumbnail ImagePumped Storage Hydropower FAST Commissioning Technical Analysis
This report was developed in tandem with the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) to Commissioning PSH Challenge and represents the underlying technical analysis that informed the competitio   Details Bookmark & Share
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