The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation.

The Geothermal Technologies Program researches, develops, and validates innovative and cost-competitive technologies and tools to locate, access, and develop geothermal resources in the United States.

We work in partnership with industry, academia, and DOE's national laboratories on research and development activities focused on these five areas:

Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Hydrothermal and Resource Confirmation
Low-Temperature Resources
Systems Analysis
Technology Validation

Why it Matters

Geothermal energy, a virtually untapped energy resource derived from the earth's heat, is more vital today than ever—it supplies clean, renewable power around the clock, emits little or no greenhouse gases, and takes a very small environmental footprint to develop. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying innovative technologies, GTP's efforts are helping stimulate the growth of the geothermal industry within the renewable energy sector and encouraging quick adoption of technologies by the public and private sectors.

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