Contract award for geothermal study at air force base, Texas

Contract award for geothermal study at air force base, Texas Sage Geosystems website screenshot
Carlo Cariaga 8 Sep 2021

Sage GeoSystems will continue the feasibility study for a grid-independent standalone geothermal power station for an Air Force facility in Houston, Texas

Via their Linkedin page, Sage GeoSystems has announced that they have been awarded an Air Force STTR Phase II contract to continue the feasibility study for cost-effective geothermal systems in permanent military bases. This project is done in partnership with the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geoscience. We had previously reported on Phase 1 of this study.

The Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas is being used as proving ground for the technology. The goal of the feasibility study is to prove that geothermal can provide 24/7 power generation in a standalone micro-grid located within the reserve base and that it can provide 100% of the base’s current electricity needs.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal R & D initiatives with the potential for commercialization. If successful, the technology being developed by Sage GeoSystems can be deployed to provide reliable primary and backup power to critical infrastructure in the US.

Sage GeoSystems acknowledged their investors, Virya LLC and Nabors, in the announcement.

Source: Sage GeoSystems via Linkedin