Following a funding opportunity award for Play Fairway Analysis in 2014, GTO is weighing the option of hiring a contractor to drill exploratory wells in FY 2016.
Following a strong year of collaboration with industry, academia, and our national labs, the GTO released its annual roll up of technical achievements.
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.