Using GeoRePORT to Report Socio-Economic Potential for Geothermal Development

Katherine Young, Aaron Levine

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The Geothermal Resource Portfolio Optimization and Reporting Tool (GeoRePORT, was developed for reporting resource grades and project readiness levels, providing the U.S. Department of Energy a consistent and comprehensible means of evaluating projects. The tool helps funding organizations (1) quantitatively identify barriers, (2) develop measureable goals, (3) objectively evaluate proposals, including contribution to goals, (4) monitor progress, and (5) report portfolio performance. GeoRePORT assesses three categories: geological, technical, and socio-economic. Here, we describe GeoRePORT, then focus on the socio-economic assessment and its applications for assessing deployment potential in the U.S. Socio-economic attributes include land access, permitting, transmission, and market.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)163-171
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jul 2018

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-68422


  • Attributes
  • GeoRePORT
  • Project readiness
  • Resource grade
  • Socio-economic


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