The Peer Review opened on April 22, with a plenary session. Pictured onstage are, from left: Kate Baker, Peer Review Chairwoman; Douglas Hollett, Director, Geothermal Technologies Office; and Bobi Garrett, Deputy Laboratory Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
On April 22-25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Geothermal Technologies Office held its annual Peer Review Meeting at the Renaissance Denver Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
The annual Peer Review offers geothermal stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the projects funded by DOE across a wide spectrum of technical complexity and funding magnitude, from research and development to demonstration and analysis. The event also opens a dialogue with other respected experts in geophysics, geochemistry, modeling, tools, and more. Each year, the Geothermal Technologies Office conducts this rigorous review by independent, qualified peers to assess key achievements in geothermal development and to meet strategic DOE guidelines.
The Office funds 175 geothermal research, development, and demonstration projects leveraging nearly $400 million in total combined investment. Each project represents a growing technology sector in conventional hydrothermal, low temperature and coproduced, or Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies, as well as technical and non-technical research and analysis.
- Review Chair Plenary Presentation, by Dr. Kate Baker, Review Chair, DOE Geothermal Technologies Office
- DOE Geothermal Technologies Office Plenary Presentation, by Doug Hollett, Director; Lauren Boyd, EGS Program Manager; and Eric Hass, Hydrothermal Program Manager; DOE Geothermal Technologies Office
- Geothermal Prospects in Colorado, by Bobi Garrett, Deputy Laboratory Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships, National Energy Renewable Laboratory
- Fueling Innovation and Adoption by Sharing Data on the DOE Geothermal Data Repository, by Jon Weers, NREL and Arlene Anderson, DOE Geothermal Technologies Office
- Keeping Nevada in Hot Water! (Tectonic and Structural Controls of Great Basin Geothermal Systems: Developing Successful Exploration Strategies), by James Faulds, University of Nevada, Reno
- Air-Cooled Condensers for Next Generation Power Plants, by Greg Mines, Idaho National Laboratory
- OpenEI and Linked Open Data, by Kate Young and Jon Weers, NREL
New! All Presentations
For more information about our projects, visit our interactive projects database. And now available is our robust, technical report of last year's peer-reviewed projects: 2012 Geothermal Technologies Office Peer Review Report.
To see peer review meeting materials from prior years, click on the links below.