ThinkGeo Energy Features Eavor’s Cooperation Agreement with Sonoma Clean Energy

ThinkGeo writer Carlo Cariaga recently published an article highlighting the new cooperation agreement between Eavor and Sonoma Clean Power (SCP). This agreement was born from an initiative to expand geothermal development in Sonoma and Mendocino counties orchestrated by California’s Geothermal Opportunity Zone (GeoZone).

GeoZone seeks to promote environmental protection while increasing quality of life and high-quality jobs for locals. Their aim is to build 600 MW of incremental local geothermal capacity across multiple projects to achieve these objectives.

Eavor, along with Cyrq Energy and Chevron New Energies, are SCP’s partners in these projects. In expanding their geothermal projects, the company expects 40% of its energy to come from geothermal resources by 2038.

According to SCP, the three agreements are designed to add geothermal capacity that is “low-water, low-emission and affordable.” Furthermore, this increase needs to be compatible with community values.

“It is through these types of initiatives that we are looking to spur advancements of geothermal development for our customers. We have long appreciated the value of having geothermal power generation as part of our portfolio and would like to see it grow. Eavor’s technology is the type of innovation that we are looking to foster through this cooperation agreement,” said Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power.

“The opportunity to work with a forward-looking entity such as Sonoma Clean Power to unlock the geothermal potential in Northern California utilizing Eavor-Loop™ is a very exciting opportunity for Eavor,” said Eavor CEO and President John Redfern.

Eavor-Loop™ technology does not require access to aquifers. Working fluid naturally circulates without requiring an external pump due to the thermosiphon effect, which creates a difference in pressure that allows hot fluid to rise and cool fluid to descend. The working fluid contained in this closed-loop extracts heat from hot rock and brings thermal energy to the surface.

To read ThinkGeo’s full article, click here.

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