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Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies

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Name Location Awardees Topic 1 Location of Project DOE Funding Awardee Cost Share Total Project Cost


A 3D-3C Reflection Seismic Survey and Data Integration to Identify the Seismic Response of Fractures and Permeable Zones Over a Known Geothermal Resource at Soda Lake, Churchill Co., NV Nevada Magma Energy Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Soda Lake, NV $5,000,000 $9,571,873 $14,571,873
Advanced Seismic data Analysis Program (The “Hot Pot Project”) Nevada OSKI Energy, LLC Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Hot Pot, Nevada $4,214,086 $3,985,570 $8,199,656
Alum Innovative Exploration Project Nevada Sierra Geothermal Power, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Alum, NV $5,000,000 $7,356,546 $12,356,546
Application of 2D VSP Imaging Technology to the Targeting of Exploration and Production Wells in a Basin and Range Geothermal System Humboldt House-Rye Patch Geothermal Area Nevada Presco Energy, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Rye Patch, NV $2,277,081 $1,934,148 $4,211,229
Application of a New Structural Model and Exploration Technologies to Define a Blind Geothermal System: A Viable Alternative to Grid-Drilling for Geothermal Exploration: McCoy, Churchill County, NV Nevada Magma Energy Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program McCoy, Nevada $5,000,000 $6,126,664 $11,126,664
Away from the Range Front: Intra-Basin Geothermal Exploration Nevada GeoGlobal Energy, LLC Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program $4,040,375 $3,302,766 $7,343,141
Black Warrior: Sub-soil Gas and Fluid Inclusion Exploration and Slim Well Drilling Nevada Nevada Geothermal Power Company Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Black Warrior, Nevada $1,597,847 $1,597,847 $3,195,694
Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments; Multi-phase Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys in Overt and Subtle Volcanic Systems, Hawai'i and Maui Hawaii Ormat Nevada, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Maui, HI $4,911,330 $5,595,464 $10,506,794
Comprehensive Evaluation of the Geothermal Resource Potential within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation Nevada Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Pyramid Lake, NV $4,845,534 $0 $4,845,534
Conducting a 3D Converted Shear Wave Project to reduce exploration risk at Wister, CA California Ormat Nevada, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Wister, CA $4,475,015 $1,507,980 $5,982,995
Detachment Faulting and Geothermal Resources – An Innovative Integrated Geological and Geophysical Investigation in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada Nevada University of Kansas Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Fish Lake Valley, NV $2,400,509 $1,128,967 $3,529,476
Direct Confirmation of Commercial Geothermal Resources in Colorado Colorado Flint Geothermal, LLC Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program 5 sites within CO $4,778,234 $2,932,500 $7,710,734
Effectiveness of shallow temperature surveys to target a geothermal reservoir at previously explored site at McGee Mountain, Nevada Nevada Geothermal Technical Partners, Inc Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program McGee Mountain, NV $1,609,275 $1,619,666 $3,228,941
El Paso County Geothermal Electric Generation Project: Innovative Research Technologies Applied to the Geothermal Resource Potential at Ft. Bliss Texas El Paso County Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program El Paso, TX $5,000,000 $4,812,500 $9,812,500
Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using a Three-Component Long-Offset Surface Seismic Survey Nevada US Geothermal, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program San Emidio, NV $3,772,560 $3,451,878 $7,224,438
High Precision Geophysics & Detailed Structural Exploration & Slim Well Drilling Oregon Nevada Geothermal Power Company Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Crump Geyser, Oregon $1,764,272 $1,764,272 $3,528,544
Innovative Exploration Techniques for Geothermal Assessment at Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico New Mexico Pueblo of Jemez Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Jemez Pueblo, NM $4,995,844 $100,000 $5,095,844
Merging High Resolution Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys to Reduce Exploration Risk at Glass Buttes, Oregon Oregon Ormat Nevada, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Glass Buttes, OR $4,377,000 $1,417,500 $5,794,500
New River Geothermal Research Project, Imperial Valley, California California Ram Power, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Imperial Valley, CA $5,000,000 $9,339,420 $14,339,420
Pilgrim Hot Springs, Alaska Alaska University of Alaska Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Pilgrim Hot Springs, AK $4,616,879 $1,538,960 $6,155,839
Silver Peak Innovative Exploration Project Nevada Sierra Geothermal Power, Inc. Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Silver Peak, NV $5,000,000 $7,356,546 $12,356,546
The Snake River Geothermal Drilling Project – Innovative Approaches to Geothermal Exploration Idaho Utah State University Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Snake River Plain, ID $4,640,110 $2,054,674 $6,694,784
Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies at the Colado, Nevada, Geothermal Prospect Nevada Vulcan Power Company Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Colado, NV $3,825,973 $4,489,760 $8,315,733
Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies for Newberry Volcano Oregon Newberry Geothermal Holdings, LLC Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Newberry, OR $5,000,000 $5,483,016 $10,483,016