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SAGE RESOURCES is working with property owners, local government and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to identify, define, and support geothermal energy, as one of the primary renewable energy sources, in the Western U.S.
From large-scale projects designed to provide reliable base load electricity to small-scale projects designed to heat buildings and homes, we believe that our geothermal resources are key to providing clean energy solutions in our nation, particularly in the West. We are dedicated to helping develop and enhance your resource projects.
Our primary goal is to assist interested parties define, and help develop, geothermal heat and power projects. We are also interested in keeping project up-to-date with relevant new information and helping owners with geothermal resources investigate their properties.
SAGE RESOURCES has reviewed and investigated more than 200 geothermal areas in the western United States. This work identified in excess of 100 economically viable development sites based on resource definition, geologic assessments, available grid access and potential uses.
The geothermal market is extremely active at this time, and the use of geothermal resources is being supported by developing technologies and partnerships. Google and Southern Methodist University recently combined to create a Google Earth presentation of underlying geothermal resources for our nation, and the U.S. Department of Energy is working to create a partnership between oil drillers and geothermal technology they may employ or use to create clean sources of new power. Many of the 190 million acres recently made available by the Interior Department for geothermal leasing are also now moving through public auctions.
SAGE RESOURCES is working with private investors and public groups to acquire and develop these economically viable sites. Development targets at these sites are investigated for potential geothermal reservoir temperatures, fluid volumes, flow paths, depths to reservoirs and other geologic character important to project development.
SAGE RESOURCES is also working with private and public clients to recover and store CO2 from coal-fired power plants. This work is a first step to deliver long-term carbon sequestration as an economical solution to supplying large commercial sources of clean energy.
Soda Springs Project: Groundwater, surface evaluation, and review of existing well data. Included distribution analysis of metallic compounds, detailed stratigraphic definition and aquifer analysis. Groundwater review, conceptual analysis and numerical modeling for DOE designated sites in Wyoming and South Dakota. Tasks included review of site characterization, mapping, analytical data, existing site descriptions, and oversight of field activities (soil borings, site mapping, sampling, utility clearances). Site reports included site maps, description of previous activities, hydro-geologic setting, soil borings, sampling results, and recommendations.