The 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review focuses on technological advances to meet U.S. energy needs and challenges, recognizing that these also offer opportunities for cooperative research that will expedite the international deployment of these technologies.
In July 2015, ORPC deployed its RivGen® turbine in the Kvichak River, located at the Igiugig village in Alaska. Read more about this hydrokinetic device making waves in Alaska.
The Energy Department recently released the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first report to quantify the size, scope, variability, and vast potential of the largest source of renewable power in the nation.
Today, hydropower remains the most common and least expensive source of renewable electricity in the United States. See how hydropower in our country has evolved over the last 100 years with the Energy Department's new interactive timeline.