Thursday, May 26, 2016

USA, Nevada: A Geothermal Research Community at Brady Hot Springs

Nevada Site Home to Geothermal Community Focused on Expediting Research and Development (EERE/GTO)

The team at Brady Hot Springs includes scientists and engineers from: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geoscience; Ormat Technologies, Inc.; Silixa Ltd.; University of Nevada-Reno; Temple University; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. | Photo by Dan Koetke
As an existing geothermal production field with a diverse geology amenable to both hydrothermal resources and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), Brady Hot Springs in Nevada has been a target of geothermal development for decades.

Over the last six years the site has become a hotbed of activity for innovative geothermal research and development (R&D). Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) has funded a wide array of innovative geothermal R&D and demonstration projects toward the mission of accelerating and developing domestic geothermal electricity and energy, including game-changing EGS technology.