WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology, including a pair of projects in Central Oregon.
A total of 16 projects in 11 states were selected through a competitive grant process for their ability to contribute to the development of innovative technologies that produce hydropower more efficiently, reduce costs and increase sustainable hydropower generation. The funding will help advance the Obama Administration’s goal of meeting 80 percent of our electricity needs from clean energy sources by 2035.
Earth by Design of Bend will receive $1.5 million from the Department of Energy to develop and test a new low-head modular hydropower technology in a canal in the North Unit Irrigation District to produce cost-competitive electricity.
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