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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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Product Thumbnail ImageQuantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid: Final Report
The report summarizes a 3-year DOE study focused on defining value of hydropower assets in a changing electric grid. The study looked at existing large hydropower operations in the U.S., models for di   Details Bookmark & Share  
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2009 Water Power Peer Review Report
This report contains the findings of the 2009 Water Power Peer Review Panel, as well as the Water Power Program's responses to those findings. This Peer Review focused on the Program's marine and hydr   Details Bookmark & Share  
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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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Analysis of Environmental Issues Related to Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development II: Design Consideration for Passing Fish Upstream Around Dams
The purpose of this report is to provide general information for use by potential developers of small scale hydroelectric projects that will include facilities to pass migrating fish upstream around d   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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