Projects by Technology Development

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

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Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Sustainability

Advance the self powered acoustic tag to TRL 8 for white sturgeon by conducting developmental testing and evaluation of the system in actual field environments with industrial support to enable longer term montioring…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Sustainability
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Advance deployment of turbines optimized for fish passage without sacrificing power efficiency by providing work products to predict relative fish survivability for hydro-turbines that engender support from…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Optimization

The Cost Data Collection and Modeling for Hydropower project (HCM project) encompasses data collection and modeling and analysis of the costs and performance of hydropower plants in U.S. markets. Its primary…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Growth

The Ground Level Integrated Diverse Energy Storage (GLIDES) is a modular storage system combining principles of pumped- and compressed-air storage technologies and was recently invented and demonstrated at prototype…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Sustainability

Design, prototype, and perform laboratory and field tests of an acoustic micro-transmitter that can be used to study the behavior and survival of juvenile eel and lamprey. Provide information to develop mitigation…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Growth

The objective of this project, according to Littoral Power Systems, is (i) to develop proof of concept designs for LPS’s two- or three-container-high modular, low cost low-head hydroelectric system partially…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Growth

This project, NREL as a subcontractor to Obermeyer Hydro, includes market analysis and grid integration support of the design of cost effective small scale pumped storage system optimized for US energy storage…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Optimization

Optimize solid state processes for hydropower compponents  of interest and demonstrate superior performance through laboratory testing.

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Technology Development
Vision Area: Growth

The Standard Modular Hydropower (SMH) Technology Acceleration project is exploring how standardization, modularity across the facility, and preservation of stream functionality can become essential concepts that…