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DOE seeks to identify under-utilised wells in known geothermal resources

Drilling rig on site at Truckhaven, California (source: Enex)
Alexander Richter 18 Sep 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) as published a Request of information on underutilized wells in known geothermal resources in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is interested in gathering information about underutilized wells in known geothermal resources in the United States. The information gathered will be used to gauge industry willingness to partner with GTO to test downhole tools, technologies, and methodologies that are currently at a TRL level below commercial readiness and understand the barriers to partnering this way. Wells above 175°C with low permeability are of highest interest, but others will be considered.

This RFI is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA); therefore, EERE is not accepting applications at this time. EERE may issue a FOA in the future based on or related to the content and responses to this RFI; however, EERE may also elect not to issue a FOA. There is no guarantee that a FOA will be issued as a result of this RFI. Responding to this RFI does not provide any advantage or disadvantage to potential applicants if EERE chooses to issue a FOA regarding the subject matter. Final details, including the anticipated award size, quantity, and timing of EERE funded awards, will be subject to Congressional appropriations and direction.

Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for planning and strategy development; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. Your response to this notice will be treated as information only. EERE will review and consider all responses in its formulation of program strategies for the identified materials of interest that are the subject of this request. EERE will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred in responding to this RFI. Respondents are advised that EERE is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. Responses to this RFI do not bind EERE to any further actions related to this topic.

Please see the full RFI in the “Documents” section below for the complete list of questions and instructions for responding.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to GeothermalRFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on October 18, 2019. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 5 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Attachments that include well data requested above should be included as attachments as applicable. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

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Submission deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

Source: EERE Exchange