Dr. Joe Moore at Utah Governor’s Economic and Energy Summit

By Informatics @ EGI in News

January 15th, 2021

Dr. Joe Moore at Utah Governor’s Economic and Energy Summit

On October 26, EGI Research Professor and Utah FORGE Managing PI Dr. Joseph Moore spoke to the Utah Governor’s Economic and Energy Summit as part of the Energy Technology and Innovation Outlook breakout session. His discussion highlighted the fundamentals of geothermal energy and details of Utah FORGE project research to date.

The Utah FORGE project is a ten-year project of over $200 million which will function as a dedicated site for technology development and public education on geothermal energy in general and EGS development in particular.

Dr. Moore serves on the project management team as the Managing PI. He has participated in DOE projects since the mid-1970s. He holds appointments at the University of Utah as a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Dr. Moore currently serves as the Managing PI, with Co-PI Dr. McLennan on the Raft River EGS project “Concept Testing and Development at the successful Raft River Geothermal Field, Idaho.” Dr. Moore has also actively participated in both the Coso and Desert Peak EGS projects. His expertise is in the geology, hydrothermal alteration and geochemistry of geothermal systems and in the development of conceptual models based on geoscientific data. He has published more than 150 reports and articles on his investigations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Geothermal Resources Council and the Geothermal Energy Association Technical Board.

For more details about the project or to sign up for the Utah FORGE newsletter, visit https://utahforge.com/ where you’ll find research opportunities, news, outreach, educational resources, and more.

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