The Energy Department is now accepting applications for developers who added hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States.
The Systems Performance Advancement II (SPA II) places emphasis on metrics validated at the component level, as well as crosscutting component applications for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. These initiatives are part of a multi-year strategy to optimize MHK components in preparation for commercial ready system integration.
The Energy Department is funding several projects to develop a diverse set of tools to better understand and mitigate the impacts of hydropower development on its surrounding environment.
DOE has launched the second round of a coding competition to help the industry develop new models and tools to improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.
The New Stream-reach Development Assessment led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides a national picture of the remaining new hydropower development opportunities in U.S. rivers and streams.