Electricity generated using geothermal energy is one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels for reducing carbon dioxide emissions while meeting the nation’s energy needs. Part of the U.S. Energy Department’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), the Newberry Geothermal project offers a unique combination of assets for research and development of enhanced geothermal systems for power generation that are safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The test site near the Newberry Volcano would have long-lasting, positive economic benefits for Central Oregon and beyond. A public-private collaboration between the Pacific Northwest Natural Laboratory, Oregon State University and AltaRock Energy, Inc. brings a breadth and depth of scientific knowledge, technical expertise and community resources to make the project successful and lead to further commercial applications.
"Newberry is poised to deliver EGS discoveries and solutions that can lead to wide spread green energy development."
-U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
It is important for a groundbreaking endevour such as this to have the support of the local community, business owners, government officials and policy makers. By bringing a new source of sustainable clean energy to Central Oregon we ensure a prosperous future for everyone. Here is a sample of the many people who pledged their support. You can do the same on our Facebook page.