Unlocking the Potential of Geothermal Power
Renewable, baseload energy from geothermal heat
Geothermal energy is the only renewable energy capable of providing 24/7 base load capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy expects geothermal energy to increase 16-fold to GWe by 2050, supplying 20% of U.S. renewable energy generation.
To reach this goal, we need to develop enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), man-made reservoirs created where temperatures are high but provides insufficient permeability for power generation. Low permeability resources are available over a larger geographic area and have~100x more resource potential than conventional hydrothermal resources.