About Hydrowise

The U.S. Department of Energy’s HydroWISE website is a portal for data, tools, maps, publications, hydropower research and development projects funded by the Water Power Technologies Office. Information provided is from industry and five national laboratories – Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


HydroWISE houses water power-related resources in one location, making it easier to search and access information in the areas of:

  • Infrastructure
  • Environmental, Sustainability, Regulatory
  • Technology Development
  • Markets and Values


One website provides access to:

data icon Data. Review comprehensive facts and statistics for reference and analysis.

tools and maps icon Tools & Maps. Choose from a variety of research tools and maps related to hydropower technology development, hydropower facilities and other U.S. resources.

publications icon  Publications. Locate hydropower research publications from the Energy Department’s national laboratories and search by location, theme, and topic.

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

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