Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) hold the potential to power tens of millions of American homes and businesses. GTO actively supports R&D initiatives that guide enhanced geothermal toward a commercially viable platform by 2030, including technology validation, cost reduction, and improved performance.
The economic viability of EGS depends on developing and improving enabling technologies. While these technologies are vital to the success of EGS, they also apply across the geothermal continuum.Learn more about EGS demonstration projects or visit our projects database for other projects that are relevant to geothermal and EGS development.
To achieve the GTO's goal to demonstrate the capability to develop and sustain a 5 MW EGS reservoir by 2020 the following are priorities for the program.
- AltaRock Newberry EGS Demonstration Site
- University of Utah Raft River EGS Demonstration Site
- Poroelastic Tomography by Adjoint Inverse Modeling of Data from
Seismology, Geodesy, and Hydrology
- Correlation of Neutron Imaging Based Particle Image Velocimetry with Simulation of
Fluid Flow through Fractures
- PNNL Successes with Novel Stimulation Solutions
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