Full Title: 2017 Annual Report Geothermal Technologies Office
Author(s): Geothermal Technologies Office at the Department of Energy
Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy
Publication Date: January 1, 2018
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Geothermal energy is clean, secure, reliable, flexible, and constant. It continues to be one of America’s best
choices for low-cost renewable energy in power generation and in direct-use applications for heating and cooling
of American homes and businesses.
The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) focuses on harnessing this natural resource to generate electricity and direct-use heating and cooling. GTO accelerates hydrothermal and low-temperature adoption and boldly pursues EGS as a transformative player by creating a commercial pathway to large-scale, reproducible systems. By developing and demonstrating innovative technologies, GTO’s efforts help stimulate the growth of the geothermal industry within the renewable energy sector and encourage quick adoption of technologies by the public and private sectors.