GeoRePORT Protocol Volume I: Background Document

Katherine Young, Aaron Levine, Patrick Dobson, Anna Wall

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The aim of the GeoRePORT Protocol is not to create a country-wide reporting standard for hydrothermal resources. Instead, it aims to best fit the needs of GTO in reporting impacts of its research, development, and deployment (RD&D) activities. The goals of the GeoRePORT Protocol documents are to: provide a clear, objective, comprehensive, understandable (to technical and nontechnical audiences) protocol for reporting geothermal resource grade and project progress; provide examples for using the methodology for GTO goal setting, measuring baselines, and reporting the impact of GTO-funded projects. This Protocol will help GTO to: quantitatively identify the greatest barriers to geothermal development; develop measurable program goals the will have the greatest impact to geothermal deployment; objectively evaluate proposals based (in part) on a project's ability to contribute to program goals; monitor project progress; report on GTO portfolio performance; communicate the impacts of funding decisions to non-technical budget decision makers (e.g., U.S. Congress).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-4A00-72980


  • GeoRePORT
  • geothermal
  • resource grade


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