Award Number: DE-EE0006729
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1, B5.3
Geothermal Technologies Office
Location(s): HI
Office(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide federal funding to the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) to address the overarching theme of uncertainty quantification and reduction for geothermal exploration, specifically through the development of Geothermal Play Fairways. A play fairway analysis defines levels of uncertainty with respect to the presence and utility of geothermal system elements, and translates them into maps to high grade the geographic area over which the most favorable combinations of heat, permeability, and fluid are thought to extend. Previous NEPA Determinations (GFO-FOA0000841-001 and GFO-0006729-002 through 006) reviewed Budget Periods (BP) 1, 2, and a few tasks in BP3 of the project. This NEPA review is for the remaining project tasks in BP3 (Tasks 17 – 21, 23, 24).