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.

Eligible Uses:

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.

Program Announcements: Download the Request for Information

Next Milestone: Estimated application opening date, 2nd quarter 2022.