Projects by Infrastructure

Research hydropower projects to see progress related to infrastructure, technology development, and analytics across the nation.

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Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Optimization
PNNL
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The project objective is to identify, demonstrate, and justify capabilities, heretofore unavailable industry-wide, that enable hydropower asset managers to use data to enhance operations and maintenance (O&M)…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Optimization
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Provide more accurate hydro-turbine flow rate measurement tools and methods for short covering intakes. 

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Growth
PNNL, ORNL
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The Shell Energy North America (SENA) pump-storage technology for Hydro Battery Pearl Hill consists of an innovative idea for a floating reservoir technology option for closed-loop configurations. Constructing a…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Growth
ORNL
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The Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC), working collaboratively with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Growth
SBV - Telluride
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in collaboration with Telluride Energy is identifying potential small (under 5 megawatt) hydropower project sites on existing non-powered dams with a conduit connected to a water…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Infrastructure
Vision Area: Growth
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s National Hydropower Asset Assessment Program (NHAAP) is a comprehensive data service effort to support US hydropower research and development (R&D). The main objectives of NHAAP…