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January 29, 2014
Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program Prepares for Peer Review

LAS VEGAS – The historic underground test area known as Yucca Flat is the focus of an upcoming independent peer review. In preparation, groundwater specialists working for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) groundwater program have scheduled a week-long dry run in February.

January 23, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

Competition aims to cultivate wind-specific interests and skills among the next generation of industry leaders, will feature 10 teams of students throughout the country who will design and construct lightweight, portable wind turbines intended to power small electronic devices.

January 17, 2014
AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition

Poster Reception

Wednesday, May 7, 4:30–6 p.m.
Location: Bayside Exhibit Hall D

Posters will be presented by DOE’s  Idaho National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory.


December 24, 2013
A specialist with the Nevada National Security Site groundwater characterization team collects a groundwater sample at well PM-3 located on the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is Air Force controlled land surrounding the NNSS. Groundwater characterization activities address the impacts of historic nuclear testing on groundwater.
Nevada National Security Site Wraps Up 2013

LAS VEGAS – As 2013 activities come to a close, the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) reports several noteworthy accomplishments for the year.

December 2, 2013
QA Corporate Board Meeting - December 2013

Board minutes, agenda, and presentations from meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 25, 2013
CX-011409: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Well Monitoring Systems for Enhanced Geothermal Systems
CX(s) Applied: B3.11
Date: 11/25/2013
Location(s): Nevada
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

November 8, 2013
Nevada: Vegas Retrofits through Building America Enhance Home Performance

The EERE report Retrofitting Vegas: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Two Las Vegas Test Home notes that during the housing crisis, more than 11% of the existing housing stock in Las Vegas is in foreclosure (more than 8,100 homes). There is strong potential for achieving significant energy savings through retrofit activities in this region.

October 23, 2013
This diagram shows how electricity is produced using enhanced geothermal systems.  | Energy Department
Geothermal Energy: A Glance Back and a Leap Forward

This year marks the centennial of the first commercial electricity production from geothermal resources. As geothermal technologies advance, the Energy Department is working to improve, and lower the cost of, enhanced geothermal systems.

September 11, 2013
GRC Workshop: The Power of the National Geothermal Data System

Drilling Down: How Legacy and New Research Data Can Advance Geothermal Development—The Power of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

A workshop at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada


The National Geothermal Data System's (NGDS) launch in 2014 will provide open access to millions of datasets, sharing technical geothermal-relevant data across the geosciences to propel geothermal development and production forward. By aggregating findings from the Energy Department's RD&D projects and consistent, reliable geological and geothermal information from all 50 states, this free, interactive tool can shorten project development timelines and facilitate scientific discovery and best practices. Stop by our workshop for an overview of how your company can benefit from implementing, and participating in this open-source based, distributed network.

To register for the GRC Annual Meeting, visit the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo event website.

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nevada: Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential

Utilizing EERE funds, ElectraTherm developed a geothermal technology that will generate electricity for less than $0.06 per kilowatt hour.