Wednesday, November 18, 2015

USA, California: Seeking Geothermal Consultant for California Energy Commission R&D

RFP-15-318 - Technical Assistance for the Energy Research and Development Division EPIC Program

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS - November 23, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is searching for an expert in geothermal resources to provide consultation services to the Energy R&D department at the CEC.

The work would involve occasional consultation with the CEC on R&D trends and needs, and evaluation of grant requests under the EPIC program. Below is the list of topics that the CEC includes in their request for qualifications for this contract.
  1. Geothermal electric generation such as: vapor-and liquid-dominated electric generation technologies (including wellhead units), distributed generation geothermal technologies (e.g., less than 20 MW in capacity), and/or geothermal/oil and gas co-production; alternative thermodynamic cycles, efficiency improvements, well design, material science, corrosion and brine chemistry, pollution abatement, and environmental mitigation
  2. Direct use applications
  3. Geothermal heat pump technologies (GHP), including heat exchangers
  4. Geothermal resources, including: assessment and exploration, production and injection wells, reservoir engineering, and modeling
  5. Hot water and steam reservoirs, magma systems, geo-pressured systems, and hot dry rock
  6. Regulation of geothermal development and use
  7. Geothermal mapping/location techniques
  8. Economic and technical barriers to geothermal development
  9. Environmental impacts associated with geothermal development and production, and mitigation techniques to reduce impacts
  10. By-products assessment – technical and economic feasibility
For more information contact Matt Trask, Senior Associate, Aspen Environmental Group, Cell: 916-804-7271