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Energy Department Hosts FORGE Webinar and Resource Reporting Methodology Workshop at the Upcoming National Geothermal Summit, August 4-5

Next week, at the Geothermal Energy Association’s (GEA) National Geothermal Summit in Reno, Nevada, the Energy Department invites the geothermal community to participate in the following two meetings prior to the official start of the GEA Summit:

U.S. Reporting Methodologies for Geothermal Energy Monday, August 4, 2014 3:00 – 5:30 PM MT Room 9/10, Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nevada

Click here to register for the Meeting

This pre-summit workshop seeks to engage individuals in the geothermal community who are interested in participating in a discussion regarding the terminology and approaches used to characterize geothermal resources in the United States. GEA and DOE will be presenting some of the work they have been doing related to geothermal reporting methodologies. The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to the results of these initial analyses, to solicit feedback on the terminology, concepts, applications for geothermal reporting, and to collect input to guide the next steps for these efforts. Please register if you would like to participate. We hope you can join us!


FORGE Open Meeting and Live Webinar  Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:00 – 11:00 am MT Room 9/10, Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nevada

Register here to attend the live webinar 

This meeting will discuss the Energy Department’s $31 million funding solicitation to establish the initial phases of a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). The new Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative will focus on techniques to effectively stimulate large fracture networks in various rock types, technologies for imaging and monitoring the evolution of fluid pathways, and long-term reservoir sustainability and management techniques. The webinar will provide an overview of the three phases of FORGE development with an emphasis on Phases 1 and 2, which focus on selecting both a site and an operations team, as well as preparing and fully characterizing the site. Lauren Boyd, EGS program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, will present. The event can be attended via live webinar or in person at the pre-Summit event of the GEA Summit. To find out more and to register, please go to: