Projects by Environmental, Sustainable, Regulatory

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

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Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability

Develop advanced analysis techniques and demonstrate new capabilities that can be used to assess and manage potential future water quality and temperature impacts to watershed-river-reservoir systems by modeling…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability
ORNL

Develop and implement an integrative approach to assess hydropower and environmental opportunities at the scale of a river basin. The project emphasizes sustainable, low-impact, or small hydropower, and related…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability

Assist Whooshh Innovations in the definition, summarization, and execution of the regulatory requirements that validate the Whooshh Fish Transport System as an accepted method of upstream fish passage transport for…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability

This is a study of environmental metrics used in assessing the environmental effects of new hydropower development. Environmental effects in this context refer to the effects on the physical and ecological functions…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Optimization

The Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop (RAPID) Toolkit offers one location for agencies, developers, and industry stakeholders to work together on federal and state renewable energy (solar, hydropower,…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Optimization

The US Department of Energy (DOE) was directed by Section 9505 of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) to submit a report to congress on the effects of climate change on federal hydropower systems. The "…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability

In consideration of goals to accelerate the development and deployment of sustainable hydropower technologies, the Environmental Mitigation effort addresses the uncertainties of environmental requirements included as…

Lead Lab: NREL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability

Assisting Navigant in working with the hydropower industry and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to identify labor needs and appropriate skill sets for the current domestic hydropower industry. Assessing current…

Lead Lab: ORNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Growth

A classification system to characterize and generalize the biophysical settings of stream environments including hydrologic, thermal, geomorphological, and ecological dynamics.  At a basic level, stream…