Projects by Environmental, Sustainable, Regulatory

Understand environmental, sustainability, and regulatory processes for U.S. hydropower.

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Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is developing advanced analysis techniques and demonstrating new capabilities that can be used to assess and manage potential future water quality and temperature impacts…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developed and implemented an integrative approach to assess hydropower and environmental opportunities at the scale of a river basin. The project emphasizes sustainable,…

Lead Lab: PNNL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Sustainability
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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: NREL
Theme: Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory
Vision Area: Optimization
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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
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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
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ORNL is analyzing the metrics used to assess the environmental effects of hydropower development, along with a river function framework and a decision support tool that can assist stakeholders in hydropower licensing…

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