Tag: U.S.

14 Jul 2014

U.S. Department of Energy launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), an online, open-source platform that facilitates discovery and use of subsurface geothermal data for research and energy production: www.geothermaldata.org. This open source platform responds to one of industry’s greatest barriers to geothermal development and deployment:  the difficulty in accessing and integrating quantifiable, technical data in digital format. Already, industry is using...

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29 Apr 2014

Gigawatts of geothermal: JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS in U.S.

JASON study members take in the landscape at Sugarloaf, an 86,000-year-old rhyolite dome in eastern California, and among the youngest dated volcanoes in the field. Andy Sabin (right), director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office, led the field trip to the Coso geothermal field, where the Navy generates 270 megawatts of geothermal power. | Photo courtesy of Michael Gregg

A new study commissioned by the Energy Department’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) to provide clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to millions of American homes and businesses. JASON – an independent advisory group of world-class scientists that has historically consulted with the federal government on science and technology– conducted a comprehensive analysis of opportunities for widespread development and deployment of EGS...

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