Proposed awards of geothermal resources development program in California

Proposed awards of geothermal resources development program in California Geothermal Plant by Calpine in The Geysers, California (source: flickr/ thinkgeoenergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 10 Jun 2011

As part of the Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Program Solicitation, the California Energy Commission released proposed awards for a total sum of US$5.5m for four projects.

On January 5, 2011, the California Energy Commission released a Solicitation Application Package entitled “Geothermal Resources Development Account (GRDA) Program Solicitation”.

This program solicitation was an offer to provide funding and financial assistance to promote the development of geothermal resources and technologies.
Projects proposed for funding would be awarded as grants or loans to promote the development of new or existing geothermal resources and technologies. The funds for this account come from revenues paid to the United States government by geothermal developers for leases on federal land in California. Detailed information about the Geothermal Program can be found on the Energy Commission website at
This Notice of Proposed Awards, released May 17, 2011, is for funding up to $6.8 million in total for GRDA grants and loans.

Details on the “Notice of Proposed Awards”, identifies each applicant selected and recommended for funding by the Energy Commission’s GRDA Selection Committee, the amount of recommended funding, and scoring information. This notice is being mailed to all parties who submitted a proposal to this solicitation and their results are also posted on the Energy Commission’s web site at:

Funding of proposed projects resulting from this solicitation is contingent upon the approval of these projects at a publicly noticed Business Meeting at the Energy Commission in Sacramento, California, and executing a grant agreement.

Questions should be directed to: David Nichols, Grants Officer, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-1, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-5125

The complete “Notice of Proposed Award” (pdf)