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News Archives - 2011

August 1, 2011

Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model Webinar Materials Now Available

This webinar provided an overview of the model and its use with an emphasis on how the model calculates the generation costs associated with exploration and confirmation activities, well field development, and reservoir definition.

August 1, 2011

Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations Report Available

Earlier this spring, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) assembled a panel of geothermal experts to identify the obstacles to geothermal energy growth and more.

May 9, 2011

Department of Energy to Issue Funding Opportunity: Technology Advancement for Rapid Development of Geothermal Resources in the U.S.

In early June 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement to expand its partnership with the geothermal community on geothermal systems research and development throughout the United States.

April 14, 2011

Two-day Geothermal Research Symposium to Identify Research Needs and Innovative Technologies

NREL, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), the Colorado Governor's Energy Office, and the U.S. Navy Geothermal Program will hold the first joint Geothermal Research Symposium on May 23 – 24, 2011, at CSM.

March 21, 2011

NREL Tackling Industry Challenges, Improving Low-Temperature Resource Power Output

NREL is working to address the challenges currently related to low-temperature geothermal power production units as part of a three-way agreement between NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program, and the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, just north of Casper, Wyoming.

March 16, 2011

Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance Now Available

NREL has released the Guidebook to Geothermal Power Finance (the Guidebook) to facilitate further investment in conventional geothermal projects in the United States.

March 3, 2011

NREL Innovation Spectrum: Advanced Condenser Boosts Geothermal Power Plant Output

The first geothermal Innovation Spectrum case study tells the story of The Geysers geothermal power plant in California and how NREL stepped in to develop a technology that dramatically boosted the production efficiency of the plant when it waned in the 1990s.

March 2, 2011

Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has finalized a $96.8 million Recovery Act supported loan guarantee to a project sponsored by U.S. Geothermal, Inc. to construct a 23 megawatt (net) geothermal power project in Malheur County, in southeastern Oregon.

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