27 Jun Department of Energy (DOE) RFI focuses on pump hydro storage
The DOE issued an RFI for input on new research to maximize the value of pumped hydro storage contributions to grid resiliency and reliability.
About the RFI
Through this RFI, the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) seeks input on new research to maximize the value of hydropower’s contribution to grid resiliency and reliability today and into the future. This strategy includes pumped storage and traditional hydropower, and covers both new technology design, as well as modeling and analysis to assess the range of value streams hydropower provides in the current and future power grid. This research will build targeted insight into economic, policy and technological barriers, inform future hydropower technology development, and improve the tools by which investment and operational decisions are made.