Measuring the Costs and Economic, Social, and Environmental Benefits of Nationwide Geothermal Heat Pump Deployment And The Potential Employment, Energy, and Environmental Impacts of Direct Use Applications Geothermal Project

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Project Title Measuring the Costs and Economic, Social, and Environmental Benefits of Nationwide Geothermal Heat Pump Deployment And The Potential Employment, Energy, and Environmental Impacts of Direct Use Applications
Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis
Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Analysis

Project Description Using low- and moderate-temperature geothermal resources for heating, cooling, and direct use applications can significantly help the U.S. Department of Energy achieve its key Strategic Goals of diversifying the country’s energy portfolio, reducing the Nation's dependence on oil, and ameliorating the environmental impacts of energy production and use. The proposed project will achieve the FOA's objective of measuring the potential employment, energy, and environmental impacts resulting from GHPs and direct use applications by implementing two components: (1) Geothermal Heat Pump Cost-Benefit Analysis and (2) Geothermal Direct Use Analysis and Technical Assistance.
State Virginia
Objectives The projects objectives are to measure the cost and economic, social, and environmental benefits of nationwide geothermal heat pump (GHP) deployment and to survey selected states as to their potential employment, energy use and savings, and environmental impact for direct use applications.
Awardees (Company / Institution) Bob Lawrence & Associates, Inc.

Awardee Website http://www.bl-a.com/
Partner 1 California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC)
Partner 2 Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology (GHC)









Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000075

DOE Funding Level (total award amount) $1,499,783.00
Awardee Cost Share $494,717.00
Total Project Cost $1,994,500.00



Principal Investigator(s) Lloyd R. Lawrence


Targets / Milestones - Develop a quantifiable knowledge of the real costs and economic, social, and environmental benefits of nationwide geothermal heat pump deployment which will aid stakeholders in decision- and policymaking.


- Develop a quantifiable knowledge of the potential employment, energy use and savings, and environmental impact for direct use applications which will aid stakeholders in decision- and policymaking.





Location of Project Alexandria, VA



Impacts Measure the potential employment, energy, and environmental impacts resulting from GHPs and direct use applications by implementing two components: 1) Geothermal Heat Pump Cost-Benefit Analysis, and 2) Geothermal Direct Use Analysis and Technical Assistance
Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

References EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs[1]

References

  1. EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs