The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in finding, accessing, and using U.S. geothermal resources effectively and consistently pave the way for widespread adoption of this energy resource. Explore EERE's geothermal success stories below.

December 7, 2018

EERE Success Story—University of Oklahoma Scientists Crack the Case Wide Open for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma conducted a rock fracturing experiment that showcased the potential for enhanced geothermal systems.

May 23, 2017

EERE Success Story—Energy Department Working to Reduce Costs, Increase Use of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps can be used to heat and cool residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, providing consumers with significant energy s

April 17, 2017

EERE Success Story—“Seeing Underground” to Advance Geothermal Energy

Energy sources originating from beneath the Earth’s surface satisfy over 80% of total U.S. energy needs, and a key energy challenge today is to e...

December 21, 2016

EERE Success Story—GTO Funding Supports Push to Identify New Geothermal Plays

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office reported completion last week of seismic data acquisition at two key geothermal s...

November 30, 2016

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology to Help Meet High Lithium Demand

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology to Help Meet High Lithium Demand

August 3, 2016

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Wells: Advancing the Technology

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Wells: Advancing the Technology

June 16, 2016

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology Breakthrough in Idaho: Building Upon Previous EGS Accomplishments

EERE Success Story—Geothermal Technology Breakthrough in Idaho: Building Upon Previous EGS Accomplishments

May 12, 2016

EERE Success Story—DOE-Funded Project is First Permanent Facility to Co-produce Electricity from Geothermal Resources at an Oil and Gas Well

EERE Success Story—DOE-Funded Project is First Permanent Facility to Co-produce Electricity from Geothermal Resources at an Oil and Gas Well

May 14, 2015

EERE Success Story—Percussive Hammer Enables Geothermal Drilling

EERE Success Story—Percussive Hammer Enables Geothermal Drilling

May 6, 2015

EERE Success Story—Optimizing Geothermal with Geo-Solar Hybrid Systems

EERE Success Story—Optimizing Geothermal with Geo-Solar Hybrid Systems