Clean, domestic geothermal resources have the potential to contribute substantially to generating electricity and producing heating and cooling for U.S. homes. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) funds research, development, and demonstration of innovative geothermal technologies to realize that goal.

View the success stories below to learn how GTO is stimulating the growth of the geothermal industry and the renewable energy sector—and helping the nation usher in a clean energy future.



WGA members, including Colorado Governor and WGA 2023 Chair Jared Polis, receive a tour of the NREL campus.

Photo credit: Joe DelNero/NREL

The Utah FORGE site.

Photo credit: Clay Jones 

The Sooners Geothermal Team from the University of Oklahoma, winners of the 2022 Geothermal Collegiate Competition.

The 2022 Geothermal Collegiate Competition second-place winning team from the University of North Dakota and Reykjavik University
The Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Winners with GTO staff members
Shoreline at the Salton Sea during sunset.
Shoreline at the Salton Sea during sunset.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Snyder