American-Made Challenges: Groundbreaking Hydro Prize

By November 11, 2020Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) launched the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize to encourage the development of new ideas to cut the costs, timelines, and risks associated with hydropower development. WPTO is soliciting solutions that address key challenges faced in one or more of the three foundation development phases, Geotechnical Site Assessment, Foundation Design, and Foundation Construction.Inspiring innovators to compete, the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize elicits innovative concepts for geotechnical hydropower foundations. As many as nine winners will be selected.

Award:$300,000 cash prize

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