Energy and Climate

Conventional Water Power

Conventional Water Power: Market Acceleration

On March 22, 2011, in

Hydropower resources currently play a significant role in meeting power system grid service requirements. However, the vast complex system of hydro resources warrants investigation into the opportunities for more efficiency operation, grid services provision, and expansion of hydro facilities, understanding that the hydro system facilities were originally created with a simpler vision. ORNL will examine […]

Conventional Water Power: Technology Development

On March 22, 2011, in

The total installed capacity of conventional hydropower in the United States is approximately 77 GW and that capacity generates 220 to 350 TWh of annually. In addition, 20 GW of pumped-storage hydropower projects are in operation. Hydropower is currently the largest source of renewable electricity in the U.S., but its share has been falling in […]

Water Power

On January 27, 2011, in

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 […]



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