DOE Announces Notice of Intent for EGS Observatory
To optimize and validate EGS, DOE plans to fund the development of a subsurface laboratory where new technologies and techniques can be tested.
JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS
A new study commissioned by the Energy Department highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) to provide clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to millions of American homes and businesses.
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop State-of-the-Art Methodologies to Enable Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
The Energy Department announced today $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for EGS technologies.
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Manufacture Critical Materials through Geothermal Energy
The Energy Department today announced $3 million to support the domestic supply of critical materials through geothermal brine extraction.
GTO Releases Annual Recap of 2013 Key Activities and Milestones
The 2013 Annual Report – featuring highlights and accomplishments in the Office's portfolio of projects – is now available in our website library.
Research Fellows Sought for Geothermal Technologies Office
The Geothermal Technologies Office is seeking Science and Technology Policy Fellows to join the office in managing pathfinding science and engineering initiatives.
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For the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), 2013 was a year of major achievements and repositioning to introduce major initiatives. Read all about our progress and successes this year, and as we... Details
The potential geothermal energy resource base of the United States is a major natural asset, on the order of more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of clean renewable energy. Conventional hydrothermal... Details
Characterizing productive geothermal systems is challenging yet critical to identify and develop an estimated 30 gigawatts electric (GWe) of undiscovered hydrothermal resources in the western U.S.... Details
Realization of EGS development would make geothermal a significant contender in the renewable energy portfolio, on the order of 100+ GWe in the United States alone. While up to 90% of the geothermal... Details