Report – The future of geothermal in Texas
A new report to be released in early 2022 will share details on the size and nature of the geothermal opportunity in the State of Texas.
The Future of Geothermal in Texas report is an interdisciplinary, cross-entity, and multi-author exploration of the size and nature of the geothermal opportunity in the State of Texas.
The report will be published in the beginning of the new year (2022). It is bringing together lead and supporting authors who are subject matter experts across more than twenty fields of study, from geophysics and well construction to public policy and economics.
The report builds on prior work of its authors, as well as contemporary works in geothermal energy, and will be published in Fall 2021 in an engaging format suitable for public engagement.
The report is supported by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation and the Educational Foundation of America.
Authors include Jamie C. Beard, Dr. Sergio Kapusta, Dr. Silviu Livescu, Dr. Varun Rai, Rebecca Schulz, D. Michael Webber, Dr. Ken Wisian, Dr. Michael H. Young.
Supporting each lead author listed above is a team of contributing authors from six leading research institutions, so Jamie Beard in her LinkedIn note.
The report in its current preliminary outline, covers the Texas Geothermal Opportunity, geologies and regions of the State, scaleable geothermal concepts, unique concepts for Texas, decarbonizing industrial processes/ direct use of heat, the role of the oil and gas industry, economic impact, cost modelling and lcoe, policy incentives, state stakeholders, environmental considerations, strategic interests for geothermal and Texas, and a roadmap for action.