“What’s Happening at the FORGE Site…”

  • Hearing: Water and Geothermal Power

    Hearing: Water and Geothermal Power

    "...The thermal energy beneath our feet is enormous (...) if we could capture even 2% of the thermal energy at depths between 2 and 6 miles, we would have more than 2000 times the yearly amount of energy used in the U.S. ..."   Dr. Joseph Moore, Manager and PI of the FORGE project gives…Read More »
  • STAT formed for FORGE Initiative

    STAT formed for FORGE Initiative

    Science and Technology Analysis Team Formed for FORGE Initiative. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative, a diverse group of experts, referred to as the Science and Technology Analysis Team (STAT), has been formed to support the Utah FORGE team. The STAT is comprised of…Read More »
  • Phase 2C Activities at the Site

    Phase 2C Activities at the Site

    In March, 2019, the two new vertical wells for monitoring were completed. The shallow well (68-32) was drilled to 970 ft depth, penetrating alluvial sands and gravel. The deeper well (78-32) was drilled to about 3300 ft depth, having intersected the contact with granitic basement rock aroun d 2600 ft depth.  Both wells were instrumented…Read More »
  • Phase 2C Activities Kick-off

    Phase 2C Activities Kick-off

    Winter is at its tail end and the phase 2C activities are kicking off.Read More »
  • U Gets $140M for Geothermal Research

    U Gets $140M for Geothermal Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory.Read More »
  • The Forgotten Renewable

    The Forgotten Renewable

    NPR All Things Considered special on the FORGE project entitled 'The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up'. Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded…Read More »
  • Seismic Surveys Completed

    Seismic Surveys Completed

    Last week the Utah FORGE project completed a two- and three-dimensional seismic surveys to further characterize the project area’s buried granite reservoir. Specifically, the survey may help to identify any buried faults that might be zones of fluid flow. Seismic surveys create subsurface images by generating, recording, and analyzing sound waves that travel through the…Read More »