Task Force Reports Supporting GeoVision Analysis


The GeoVision analysis relied on the collection, modeling, and assessment of robust datasets through U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory partners. Expert input was provided through seven technical task forces, the efforts of which resulted in at least one technical report per task force. Combined, these reports contain the foundational data and information for the GeoVision analysis and report.

Barriers - An Analysis of Non-Technical Barriers to Geothermal Deployment and Potential Improvement Scenarios

Young, K.; Levine, A.; Cook, J.; Heimiller, D.; Ho, J. (2019). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-71641

Electric Sector Potential to Penetration

Augustine, C.; Ho, J.; Blair, N. (2019). NREL/TP-6A20-71833. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Doughty, C.; Dobson, P.; Wall, A.; McLing, T.; Weiss, C. (2018). LBNL-2001120. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Geothermal Hybrid Systems

Wendt, D.; Neupane, G.; Davidson, C.; Zheng, R.; Bearden, M. (2018). INL/EXT-17-42891 and PNNL-27386. Idaho Falls, ID and Richland, WA: Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1460735

Impacts - The Employment Opportunities, Water Impacts, Emission Reductions, and Air Quality Improvements of Achieving High Penetrations of Geothermal Power in the United States

Millstein, D., McCall, J., Macknick, J., Nicholson, S., Keyser, D., Jeong, S., and Heath, G. (2019). Berkeley, CA and Golden, CO: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-71933

Reservoir Maintenance and Development

Lowry, T.; Finger, J.; Carrigan, C.; Foris, A.; Kennedy, M.; Corbet, T.; Doughty, C.; Pye, S.; Sonnenthal, E. (2017). SAND2017-9977. Albuquerque, NM: Sandia National Laboratories. doi:10.2172/1394062

Thermal Applications - Geothermal Heat Pumps

Liu, X.; Hughes, P.; McCabe, K.; Spitler, J.; Southard, L. (2019). ORNL/TM-2019/502. Oak Ridge, Tennessee: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thermal Applications - Quantifying Technical, Economic, and Market Potential of Geothermal District Heating Systems in the United States

McCabe, K.; Beckers, K.; Young, K.R.; Blair, N. (2019). NREL/TP-6A20-71715. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory