Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Funding Opportunity Announcement Informational Webinar (DOE/EERE)

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

Register here for 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.