DOE extends deadline for hydro-related opportunity for technical assistance

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has extended the application period for a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) for improving hydropower’s value.

Part of WPTO’s HydroWIRES (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,” the DOE noted.

Additionally, the DOE said that work under the 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.”

WPTO in December 2020 extended the application period for the NOTA.

Interested applicants must submit initial concept papers by February 17, 2021. Applications can be made by clicking on this link.

Additional information is available here.