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During Phase 3 it is anticipated that annual R&D solicitations will be issued with 10-20 subcontracts awarded for research and technology testing per competition (subject to annual appropriations) in the following EGS lifecycle categories:

  • Reservoir characterization (coupled imaging, drilling for interrogation and monitoring, high-temperature tools and sensors)
  • Reservoir creation (formation access, fracture characterization, zonal isolation, stimulation technologies)
  • Reservoir sustainability (long-term testing, monitoring, and operational feedback)

All entities (including industry, universities, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, etc.) will be eligible to submit proposals to these solicitations as individual entities or teams for the purpose of testing and evaluating innovative tools and techniques at FORGE.

Please check back for funding opportunities.

Contact Information

Below you will find contact information related to FORGE:

FORGE 

For questions about current FORGE activity, please contact:
FORGECommunications@ee.doe.gov

For questions about the FORGE FOA, please contact:
de-foa-0000890-forge@netl.doe.gov

Geothermal Office

U.S. Department of Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
geothermal@ee.doe.gov
202-287-1818

FORGE Team Principal Investigators

Idaho National Laboratory - Snake River Plain, Idaho
Robert Podgorney
Robert.Podgorney@inl.gov

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Newberry Volcano, Oregon
Alain Bonneville
Alain.Bonneville@pnnl.gov

Sandia National Laboratories - Fallon, Nevada
Sandia National Laboratories - West Flank, California
Douglas Blankenship
DABlank@sandia.gov

University of Utah - Milford City, Utah
Joseph Moore
JMoore@egi.utah.edu