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Launch January 27, 2020

Awarded September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020DOE Selects Grand Prize Winners of the Fish Protection Prize and Announces Deadlines for Two Additional Hydropower Prizes

Read more about the winners on the American-Made Challenges website.

Building off of Reclamation's successful scoping prize "Improving Fish Exclusion from Water Diversions and Intakes" in 2019 (see Archive below), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the opening of the Fish Protection Prize.

The goal of the Prize is to improve fish protection, or exclusion, technologies to decrease the number of fish susceptible to river and canal diversions, unscreened diversion pipes, or intakes at hydropower dams.

Learn more about this innovative prize competition below.

ARCHIVE: Improving Fish Exclusion from Water Diversions and Intakes

Launch: March 6, 2019
Awarded: December 11, 2019