Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM)
The Geothermal Electricity Technology Evaluation Model (GETEM) aids the Geothermal Technologies Program in understanding the performance and the cost of the technologies it is seeking to improve. It is a detailed model of the estimated performance and costs of currently available U.S. geothermal power systems. GETEM can be used to analyze and evaluate currently available technologies and to estimate the cost of certain technologies five to 20 years in the future, given the direction of potential RD&D projects. The model is intended to help GTP determine which proposed RD&D programs and projects might offer the most improvements for the taxpayer dollar.