DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

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September 30, 2021

DOE Announces $8.5 Million to Increase Hydropower Flexibility

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new $8.5 million funding opportunity to improve the operational flexibility of the U.S. hydropower fleet. Under this solicitation, DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) will fund up to six awards to advance hydropower technologies to enhance grid reliability.

As the U.S. grid evolves and integrates more variable sources like wind and solar, hydropower will need to adapt to changing grid conditions and support the reliability and resiliency of the grid. By increasing hydropower’s ability to operate flexibly and support intermittent energy sources, solutions funded by this solicitation support the Biden Administration’s goal of a decarbonized power sector by 2035.

“Renewable energy resources have the potential to help us achieve important decarbonization goals, and these resources are most powerful when working together,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “As we deploy more wind and solar into our power system, we’ll need to efficiently leverage resources–like hydropower–to store energy and operate flexibly to ensure a reliable and resilient grid.”

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