Sandia National Laboratories, through a partnership with several national laboratories and academic institutions, is leading three topic areas for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) research. The topic areas are:

  • Technology development through supporting research and testing
  • Market acceleration through environmental assessment
  • Reference model development

Sandia is also supporting work with Argonne National Laboratory in conventional hydropower optimization.


Sandia will receive more than $9 million over three years from a DOE competitive laboratory solicitation for the development of advanced water power technologies.

Sandia Modifies Delft3D Turbine Model

Delft3D is a state-of-the-art, open-source hydrodynamics software suite capable of modeling hydrodynam­ics, sediment transport, and water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal environments. Delft3D was developed by the Dutch company, Deltares.

Because it is actively […]

Australian Renewable-Energy Official Visits Sandia

At the end of June, Louise Vickery, General Manager, Renewable Futures at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) visited Sandia.

ARENA manages the Australian government’s commitment to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and to […]

Sandian Wins Award in 2015 OMAE Hydraulic Modeling Competition

Carlos Michelen (in Sandia’s Water Power Technologies Dept.) and a team of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers (Michael Lawson, Braulio Garzon, Fabian Wendt, and Yi-Hsiang Yu) won the Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) […]

DOE-EERE Deputy Assistant Secretary Hollett Visits Sandia

In his role as Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Douglas Hollett oversees research, development, and demonstration of a diverse clean-energy portfolio that includes […]