New Hydropower Technology and
ORNL’s Adam Witt Discovers New Science For An Old Energy Source
Research Focuses On Small, Modular Hydropower Future
Adam Witt’s career path has followed some twists and turns, much like the rivers he studies. But the diversity of his professional experience is a boon to his work as he looks for new ways to harness an ancient energy source: water.
DOE Water Power Technologies Office Announces Funding Opportunity for Fish Passage
HydroNEXT Initiative Commits to Lowering Cost of Hydropower Deployment
The Funding Opportunity Announcement includes $2.5 million for innovative upstream and downstream solutions to provide effective fish passage through hydropower dams while reducing construction and operation costs. Optimized and cost-effective fish passage technologies will let hydropower owners and operators meet rigorous permitting requirements and bring more hydropower online faster.
Advancing Standardized, Scalable, Modular Hydropower Technologies
ORNL Releases Potential Partnership Workshop Summary
Learn more about ORNL’s Standard Modular Hydropower (SMH) research vision in the SMH Potential Workshop for Technology Acceleration summary report. Download the full report to find out about future pathways for collaborations that leverage ORNL expertise and entrepreneurial industry experience. Access the workshop summary report.
DOE Launches HydroWISE Web Portal
One Source for Hydropower Water Infrastructure-Information for Sustainable Energy
HydroWISE is the gateway to hydropower data, tools and maps, publications and projections from five participating national laboratories: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fast data access in four main categories: infrastructure, markets and values, technology development and environmental, sustainability and regulatory.Learn More
Hydropower Market Report 2017 Update
Highlighting Trends in the Nation’s Hydropower Fleet
Oak Ridge National Laboratory released its 2017 update to the Energy Department’s Hydropower Market Report. Updated data provides information on the planning and development of new hydropower projects. Data and figures on national and regional trends are also available for download.Read More
Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Precipitation and Flood
ORNL publication analyzes extreme weather events and climate impact
Research conducted by team of ORNL researchers led by Dr. Shih-Chieh Kao explains how maximum precipitation and flood will change in future climate and land use land cover conditions. New science featured in the research establishes a numerical forecasting model to simulate depth-area-duration relationships of current and future events, comparable to conventional National Weather Service values. The model simulated 120 storms over the ACT river basin and the results are featured in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.Read More
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