Geothermal Technical Roadmaps Open for Public Comment
The Geothermal Technologies Office presented two technical papers at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop in February. Both documents are open for comment.
DOE's First Commercial EGS Success Sends Power to the Grid
This month, DOE's Desert Peak project became the first Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) in the U.S. to send power to the grid. Ormat Technologies' commercial success at Desert Peak, Nevada demonstrates that EGS technologies are within reach right now.
Peer Review Presentations Now Available
Geothermal Technologies wraps up another successful annual review. Check out the technical presentations to learn more about GTO-funded projects.
The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) works in partnership with industry, academia, and DOE's national laboratories to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply. Learn more about GTO. For information about heat pumps, please visit the Building Technologies Office or call 202-586-9127.
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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
This Protocol is a living guidance document for geothermal developers, public officials, regulators and the general public that provides a set of general guidelines detailing useful steps to evaluate... Details