Friday, July 21, 2017

USA: The Geothermal Technologies Office Announces Play Fairway Analysis Phase III Selections

The U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced it will continue funding for 5 projects aligned with Phase III Play Fairway Analysis (PFA) activities. GTO will award up to $5 million in additional funding to 5 of the original 11 projects from the 2014 PFA Funding Opportunity Announcement. The awards will address the overarching theme of uncertainty quantification and reduction in geothermal exploration, specifically through the development of Geothermal Play Fairways. Phase III awardees will move the projects into an exploratory drilling campaign that will test the Phase I and II developed models' ability to discover new resources.

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The selected Phase III awardees are:

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada‐Reno – Reno, Nevada

University of Hawaii – Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Utah – EGI Great Basin – Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah State University – Logan, Utah

Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources – Olympia, Washington