EGS - Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Pilot Demonstrations

Are you ready to spread enhanced geothermal systems across the United States?

Let’s find out how to navigate the Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot Demonstrations Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with this Quick Guide! 

This FOA dedicates $74 million to EGS pilot projects, directed by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). These pilot demonstrations will test the efficacy and scalability of EGS, using innovative technology and a variety of development techniques to capture the Earth’s abundant heat resources in distinct settings. Applications across the four topic areas will be accepted over multiple rounds, resulting in up to seven projects in total. 

This guide provides tips for the key items you’ll need—but be sure to read the FOA in its entirety, too! Read the full FOA located on EERE’s Exchange: 

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  1. Determine if the opportunity is a good fit for you. If you can provide valuable information about EGS in the field and spur further growth of geothermal energy, chances are the answer is yes! 
    • Sections I.A.i. and I.B. of the FOA provide details that can help you understand the purpose of this funding and decide which topic area is right for you.
    • Sections II.A.i. and III.B. provide information on the funding available and the cost share you would need to provide to participate.

  2. Make sure you’re eligible by reviewing the eligibility requirements in Section III of the FOA. 

  3. Write your application! After reading the Eligibility Information in Section III, also consider the Technical Review Criteria and Program Policy Factors in Section V in developing your application materials. 

  4. Use the teaming partners list to connect with potential partners and create effective, multi-disciplinary teams. Learn more in the FOA Section I.A.iv.

  5. Edit and review your application to ensure you have covered everything and you meet the requirements in the Application and Submission Information in Section IV.

  6. Questions? Email

  7. Submit your letter of intent in EERE Exchange by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 8, 2023 and your full application by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 16, 2023 (corrected) using the instructions in the Application and Submission Information in Section IV. As of September 30, 2022*, potential applicants will be required to have a account to access EERE Exchange. You can find more information in Section VI.B.i, Registration Requirements in the FOA.
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*Date is tentative and subject to change.

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