Direct Confirmation of Commercial Geothermal Resources in Colorado Geothermal Project

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Last modified on July 22, 2011.

Project Title Direct Confirmation of Commercial Geothermal Resources in Colorado
Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program
Project Type / Topic 2 Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies

Project Description The program is phased in three segments:

-Phase 1: Acquisition, Processing and Analysis of Remote Sensing Data -Phase 2: Conduct on site Temperature Surveys and Map results -Phase 3: Drill and Test Geothermal Resource -minimum of Two Wells

The direct benefits of a successful Program will be application of new processing of existing of Remote Sensing Data as a means to identify other commercial geothermal resouces throughout the United States.

State Colorado
Objectives Flint Geothermal LLC ("Flint") will undertake a cost effective three (3) Phased Program to locate and confirm up to Five (5) commercial Geothermal resources in Colorado. The heat resources to be identified will be those able to support a minimum electrical generation capacity of 10 Megawatts by location.
Awardees (Company / Institution) Flint Geothermal, LLC


Partner 1 University of Colorado, Boulder
Partner 2 Geothermal Development Associates
Partner 3 Aspen Drilling, LLC








Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000109

DOE Funding Level (total award amount) $4,778,234.00
Awardee Cost Share $2,932,500.00
Total Project Cost $7,710,734.00



Principal Investigator(s) F. Lee Robinson, Manager, Flint Geothermal, LLC


Targets / Milestones The heat resources to be identified will be those able to support a minimum electrical generation of capacity of 10 MW by location.




Location of Project 5 sites within CO



Impacts Validate remote sensing technolgies to reduce upfront costs and resource identification risk.
Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

References EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs[1]

References

  1. EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs