The Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) works to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal development by supporting innovative technologies that address key exploration and operational challenges.

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All Geothermal Everywhere postcards in a grid

Learn about the vast potential of geothermal energy, as well as key GTO programs.

Explore the Lithium StoryMap to learn about the relationship between geothermal energy and lithium and learn why DOE is investing in technologies supporting lithium extraction from geothermal brines. 

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Read the GeoVision analysis—a detailed research effort that explores opportunities for increased geothermal deployment and the pathways necessary to overcome technical and non-technical barriers.

Program Areas

Enhanced Geothermal Systems
GTO invests in advancing enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), which 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 technologies to help accelerate the discover of new hydrothermal resources.
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Low Temperature & Coproduced Resources
GTO showcases innovative technologies that advance energy use and electricity production via underutilized low temperature resources.
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Data, Modeling, and Analysis
Through its Data, Modeling, and Analysis program, the Geothermal Technologies Office identifies and addresses barriers to geothermal adoption in the United States and validates technical progress across the geothermal sector.
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Geothermal Basics
Learn about geothermal energy, its benefits and growth potential, and how GTO advances geothermal technologies.
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Bureau of Land Management Geothermal Guidance
Access this central point of reference and repository of reading materials for the Bureau of Land Management’s geothermal program.
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Geothermal FAQs
Read our frequently asked questions and their answers to learn more about the use of geothermal energy.
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The Geothermal Data Repository (GDR)
Access this storehouse of geothermal data (including that of all GTO-funded projects) on the National Geothermal Data System.
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