DOE Awards $16M for National Lab Projects Focused on Hydropower’s Role in a Clean Energy Future
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for new national lab directed projects to advance the HydroWIRES (Water Innovation for a Resilient Electricity System) Initiative and help maximize hydropower’s contributions to a decarbonized, reliable, and resilient grid. The selected projects will create tools and products to support the industry’s decision-making abilities.
“As the United States deploys more variable renewable energy, hydropower will play a critical and evolving role in our power system,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “The DOE national laboratories are well suited to provide the decision-making tools and analyses the industry needs to enable these resources to fully contribute to our clean energy future.”