Projects by Markets & Values

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

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Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Optimization

The Hydropower Market Report (HMR) aims to fill the existing gap regarding publicly available, accurate, comprehensive information on U.S. hydropower fleet attributes, performance, development activity (new projects…

Lead Lab: DOE-HQ
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Growth
ANL, PNNL, ORNL, NREL

Through the Hydropower Vision, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office has led a first-of-its-kind comprehensive analysis to evaluate future pathways for low-carbon, renewable…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Optimization

The overall project objective is to investigate and demonstrate the potential for Run-Of-River Hydroelectric Power Plants  to participate in ancillary service markets. Control and integration of Energy Storage…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Growth
ANL, PNNL

ORNL engages in international collaboration to enhance the breadth and depth of scientific and technical research for the Water Power Program. That engagement occurs in three major forums:

The International…

While the focus of the project is quantifying the value of Natel’s system both in terms of the flexibility that it can provide and its economic value to the grid, the study will advance the general understanding of…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Optimization

The North American Renewable Integration Study is a 3-year study intended to inform decision makers across North America on the costs and impacts of renewable generation on the electric power system.  The analysis…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Growth


This project is focused on evaluating the techno-economic feasibility, quantifying the benefits to the power grid and identifying marketable value streams of disparate components of a pump storage hydropower…

Lead Lab: ANL
Theme: Markets and Values
Vision Area: Optimization
PNNL, SNL

The Water Use Optimization Toolset (WUOT) is a suite of four integrated tools that can be used to optimize hydropower planning and performance and has the unique capability to simultaneously optimize water, power,…