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Water Power Program

  • Amped Up for Water

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently released an all-water issue of its publication, Amped Up. Learn about the research, development, and deployment initiatives that the Energy Department is backing to fully harness the potential of our oceans and rivers.

  • Hydropower Vision: A New Chapter for America’s 1st Renewable Electricity Source

    Through the Hydropower Vision, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office has led a first-of-its-kind comprehensive analysis to evaluate future pathways for low-carbon, renewable hydropower, focused on continued technical evolution, increased energy market value, and environmental sustainability.

  • Try the RAPID Hydropower Toolkit

    Use the Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit to help navigate the regulatory process and point you toward specific permit requirements and regulations.

  • Captivating Images of National Laboratory Accomplishments

    Scroll through the slideshow of captivating images and stories that highlight key Water Program and national laboratory accomplishments in advancing our nation's clean energy future.