Overview details on new EGS laboratory in the U.S.
The Department of Energy releases a Q&A about the announced FORGE project aimed at researching EGS in the US and trying to provide 100 GW of baseload energy.
Following last week’s post in ThinkGeoEnergy regarding the new EGS lab announced by the DOE, this same entity has released a Q&A about this project.
The Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will be a research site in the United States that allows scientists and engineers to develop and test new technologies for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). EGS are the next frontier in geothermal energy: human-made geothermal reservoirs with the potential to generate approximately 100 gigawatts (GW) of renewable, baseload power in the United States – about 10% of current U.S. power production capacity. Because EGS technology has the potential to transform the clean energy sector, the Energy Department today announced plans to launch FORGE as a field laboratory devoted entirely to accelerating our understanding of how best to create new, large-scale EGS anywhere that has accessible hot rock underground.
The full Q&A can be accessed via the link below:
Source: US DOE Website