Learn more about technical projects funded by DOE across a wide spectrum of technical complexity and funding magnitude, from research and development to demonstration and analysis. The Office funds 175 geothermal research, development, and demonstration projects leveraging nearly $400 million in total combined investment.
GTO has invested in play fairway analysis to help geothermal developers to reduce uncertainty in their drilling targets. Atlas, Inc., one of eleven awards, will explore the geothermal potential in the Cascade Mountains and Aleutian Islands.
Jay Nathwani, Acting Director of the Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office, presented the program portfolio for 2015, leveraging over $400 million across 175 projects nationwide.
A new Energy Department initiative called SubTER is collaboratively addressing technical challenges among energy technologies that share the subsurface.
Energy Department awards in geothermal development will develop and test novel techniques to advance EGS, Hydrothermal, and Low-Temperature Geothermal energy exploration.