DOE announces new round of funding for hydropower

1 June 2019

Funding totalling $6.6 million is up for grabs for hydropower development from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.

In the latest funding round, the office has announced it is accepting finance applications under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).

In the previous round for calendar year 2017, the depatment awarded $6.6. million to 37 eligible applicants from 15 different states. Recipients had developed new projects on existing water infrastructure or upgraded and increased the efficiency of existing hydropower projects. All resulted in the generation of additional low-cost energy from hydropower.

For more information and guidance on the newest round of funding for FY2019, click here. Applications are due June 20, 2019.



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