Geothermal Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

GTO works to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal development by supporting innovative technologies that address key exploration and operational challenges.  

Program Areas

Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) hold the potential to power tens of millions of American homes and businesses.
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Hydrothermal Resources
GTO supports early stage R&D associated with advanced exploration tools and technologies to help accelerate the discovery of new hydrothermal resource
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Low Temperature & Coproduced Resources
GTO showcases innovative technologies that enable advanced energy use and electricity production via underutilized low temperature resources.
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Systems Analysis
GTO identifies and addresses barriers to geothermal adoption in the U.S., and validates technical progress across the geothermal sector.
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Geothermal Basics
On these pages you'll find helpful publications, software, and websites for the geothermal community and stakeholders.
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Funding Opportunities
GTO partners with industry, academia, and DOE National Laboratories to further the development of geothermal energy technologies.
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Presentations from past workshops, webinars, and webcasts on various geothermal topics.
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Key Publications

Geothermal Technologies Office 2017 Peer Review
The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Peer Review was held November 13-15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. This gathering offered geothermal stakeholder
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2017 Annual Report, Geothermal Technologies Office
The Geothermal Technologies Office 2017 Annual Report recognizes advances in transformative, high-risk/high-reward science and engineering from
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