DOE Launches Inaugural Hydropower and Fourth Annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competitions
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) today opened applications for the inaugural Hydropower Collegiate Competition (HCC) and fourth annual Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC). These competitions aim to inspire and help build the workforce to lead the hydropower and marine energy industries, which are important resources needed to achieve the Biden administration’s goals of a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050.
“We’re developing the next generation of talented workers to help us meet our climate goals,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “These competitions are designed to help spark interest in hydropower and marine energy careers and to develop the diverse skills needed to lead these critical clean energy industries in the years to come.”