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2024 Geothermal Energy Machinery and Systems (GEMS) Workshop Registration

November 19-20, 2024
Southwest Research Institute, Building 263 Presentation Room
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78228


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Overview

Geothermal energy is a viable alternative source to provide highly reliable baseload electricity on the path toward a decarbonized energy economy. Recent advances in the areas of engineered and deep geothermal technologies have created opportunities for surface power generation to operate at higher temperatures with higher efficiencies and reliability. However, as the drilling technology has advanced, there has been insufficient focus on the need for matching surface equipment and systems. Direct flash, indirect organic Rankine, sCO2 and other plant cycle machinery and systems must be developed to meet the demand for advanced geothermal surface power technology. The Geothermal Energy Machinery and Systems (GEMS) Workshop aims to provide an opportunity for industry experts to meet and discuss the technology development needs for advanced geothermal surface plants. This joint industry-government-academia GEMS workshop will provide an open information and networking session with the primary goal to advance geothermal power plant technology. Researchers, industry partners, and end-users will meet in this workshop to discuss state-of-the-art technology and application requirements, identify technology gaps and research needs, and develop guidance to coordinate and direct future pre-competitive R&D activities related to geothermal power technologies. Open discussion sessions will be held to solicit input from workshop participants on the direction of energy storage research funding. This 1.5-day event is jointly organized by members from the industry, academia and the US Department of Energy.



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