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February 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market

In support President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over time.

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by mapping the most favorable intersections of heat, permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in oil and gas exploration, play fairway analysis is not yet widely used in the geothermal industry.

April 12, 2013
Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid.

September 8, 2011
Department of Energy Awards up to $38 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $38 million over three years for projects to accelerate the development of promising geothermal energy technologies and help diversify America’s sources of clean, renewable energy. Thirty-two innovative projects in 14 states will develop and test new ways to locate geothermal resources and improve resource characterization, drilling, and reservoir engineering techniques, which will enable geothermal energy sources to help reduce the nation's reliance on fossil fuels.

June 23, 2011
Department of Energy Awards More Than $11 Million to Advance Innovative Geothermal Energy Technologies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that eight projects in five states - California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Utah - have been selected to receive up to $11.3 million to support the research and development of pioneering geothermal technologies.  The projects selected today will foster innovation in the technologies and methods used to generate geothermal energy, which will help strengthen U.S. energy security and increase America's competitiveness in the global clean energy economy.

June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

February 24, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project

Project Will Use First-of-a-Kind Technology That Could Expand Geothermal Resource Development

September 15, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Boost Development of Innovative Geothermal Technologies

Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $20 million to research, develop and demonstrate cutting-edge geothermal technologies that could reduce U.S.

September 7, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Loan Guarantee Supported by Recovery Act for Nevada Geothermal Project

First Deal to Close Under DOE's Financial Institution Partnership Program

June 10, 2010
Department of Energy Offers $102 Million Conditional Commitment for Loan Guarantee to U.S. Geothermal, Inc.

Oregon Project is First Geothermal Project to Receive Conditional Commitment

October 29, 2009
Department of Energy Awards $338 Million to Accelerate Domestic Geothermal Energy

Innovative geothermal projects are funded in support of project deployment, technology development, and data collection

June 2, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $50 Million of Recovery Act Funding to Accelerate Deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Announcement follows tour of manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana