JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS
February 26, 2014
A new study commissioned by the Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) to provide clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to American homes and businesses.
The conclusions of the JASON study support GTO's long-term strategic trajectory for EGS development, which includes using EGS at existing hydrothermal fields and eventually deploying the technology nationwide. The findings suggest this approach has potential to access 5-10 gigawatts of additional electricity in the near-term, with a pathway towards unlocking a significantly larger resource as the industry overcomes key technical challenges.
JASON – an independent advisory group of renowned scientists that has historically consulted with the federal government on science and technology– conducted a comprehensive analysis of opportunities for widespread development and deployment of EGS technologies.
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