The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) recently announced a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) for Improving Hydropower’s Value through Informed Decision-Making.
Part of WPTO’s HydroWIRES (Hydropower and Water Innovation for a Resilient Electricity System) Initiative, this opportunity will provide hydropower decision makers – such as utilities and system operators – with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address current challenges and capture new opportunities for their systems.
Additionally, the work under this NOTA can help to validate National Lab-led modeling, analysis and tools developed under the HydroWIRES Initiative for the benefit of the broader hydropower community, as well as further our collective understanding of possible roles for hydropower in an evolving grid.
In April 2019, WPTO launched HydroWIRES to better understand, enable and improve hydropower and pumped storage hydropower’s contributions to the reliability, resilience and integration in the U.S. electricity system.
Interested applicants must submit initial concept papers by Feb. 17, 2021. Click here to apply.