"Today's event highlights the Biden-Harris administration's all of government approach to helping usher in a legacy of clean and sustainable energy that will live on far beyond our tenures," principal deputy assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Laura Daniel Davis, said. "At the Interior Department, we have been moving quickly to meet President Biden's goal of achieving a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. The Cape Station geothermal energy project we are celebrating today is an important milestone in our effort to make that goal a reality."
In February, the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the project's first environmental assessment (EA), issuing a finding of no significant impact pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. This EA allows Fervo to commence exploration activities at Cape Station site. Across all operations, Fervo maintains a strict commitment to environmental health and safety and robust community engagement.
Immense geothermal potential
A legacy of clean and sustainable energy that will live on far beyond our tenures
Utah is home to immense geothermal potential. Researchers estimate that the southwest portion of the state contains more than 10GW of high-quality geothermal reserves. Additionally, Cape Station will benefit from the Department of Energy's Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). Over the last six years, FORGE has completed groundbreaking research that has dramatically advanced geothermal development in the region.
Earlier this year, Fervo announced breakthrough result of its commercial pilot project, Project Red. Using drilling technology honed in the oil and gas industry, Fervo performed a 30-day well test, the results of which established ‘Project Red' as the most productive enhanced geothermal system in history.
The perfect place
"Beaver County, Utah is the perfect place to deploy our next-generation geothermal technology," Tim Latimer, Fervo Energy CEO and co-founder, said. "The warmth and hospitality we have experienced from the communities of Milford and Beaver have allowed us to embark on a clean energy journey none of us could have imagined just a few years ago. Thanks to cutting edge research and data collection from FORGE, Fervo can accelerate the production of the region's geothermal resources."
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