In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) (formerly Geothermal Technologies Program) held their Annual Peer Review Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.

This year, GTO reviewed the most projects in its history – approximately 170. The purpose of the review was to evaluate DOE-funded projects for their contribution to the mission and goals of the office, and to assess progress made against stated objectives. Principal Investigators, representing a total DOE investment of over $350 million, came together to disseminate information, progress and results. In addition to the formal review, this event was an excellent opportunity for the geothermal community, both funded researchers and stakeholder, to share ideas and solutions to address the challenges facing the geothermal industry.

Download the final peer evaluation report and plenary session presentations below. 

Peer Evaluation Report

Plenary Session Presentations

The weeklong event opened with plenary sessions presentations, the following summaries were presented to provide information to the attendees on GTO's program and structure.

  • Geothermal Technologies Office Overview
  • Hydrothermal and Resource Confirmation Subprogram Overview
  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems Subprogram Overview
  • Systems Analysis Subprogram Overview


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