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New U.S. DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system in light of the changing energy landscape. The report also...

U.S. DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office to hold stakeholder webinar March 1

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office is holding its semiannual stakeholder webinar on March 1, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET. Staff will discuss some of the most pressing changes affecting water...

4.5 GW of pumped-storage hydro could save UK up to £690 million annually

A new study by independent researchers from Imperial College London has found that just 4.5 GW of new long duration pumped hydro storage, with 90 GWh of storage, could save up to £690 million...

Pumped storage hydro, utility-scale batteries return about 80% of the electricity they store

Pumped-storage hydroelectric facilities in the U.S. operated with an average monthly round-trip efficiency of 79%, and the utility-scale battery fleet operated at 82%, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Round-trip...
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Hydropower Sustainability Fund open for applications

A sustainability fund to help hydropower developers and operators assess their environmental, social and government (ESG) performance is now open to more than forty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Hydropower Sustainability...

Saab Sabertooth AUV to be tested with SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system

C-Power announced that a demonstration of a Saab double-hull Sabertooth hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) will be added to the six-month sea trial of the company’s SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system (AOPS). The sea trial...

Board hears results of two studies: TVA business structure, CEO compensation validated

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s business structure and the public power model continue to provide the greatest value to the 10 million people in TVA’s seven-state service area, according to an independent assessment presented to...
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Energy workforce, STEM focus of new SRP, ASU strategic partnership

Public utility Salt River Project is partnering with Arizona State University to expand workforce education in energy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The strategic partnership will focus on developing energy solutions and stronger...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research

Two professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are contributing research to the Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) project. This...
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Hydropower with floating solar holds massive potential for Africa

Many African countries are heavily dependent on hydropower to provide baseline power, which is being affected by increasingly frequent droughts. At the same time, Africa is characterized by a very high solar potential. The installation...