Bureau or Account: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Funding amount: $84,000,000
Period of Availability: Available until expended
Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
New Program: Yes
Recipients: Industry, National Labs, Institutes of Higher Education, Multi-institutional Collaborations Indian Tribes and Local Communities
Description: To support pilot demonstration of enhanced geothermal systems for power production and direct use.
Four pilot demonstration projects to be carried out in locations that are potentially commercially viable for enhanced geothermal systems development, while also considering environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable, as determined by the Secretary.
Demonstration projects will collectively demonstrate different geologic settings, a variety of development techniques, and to the extent practicable will use existing sites where subsurface characterization or geothermal energy integration analysis has been conducted.
Next Milestone: Estimated application opening date, 2nd quarter 2022.