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Project Title:

Energy Resource Potential for DOE Lands
PIN: DEPS-BEES-11-03        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS

RSO: Offutt, Martin

Subject/Focus Area: Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology

Project Scope
An NRC-appointed committee will review a study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Legacy Management of the potential development of energy resources for lands managed by DOE. This study may include assessments of oil, gas, coal, solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, uranium, and other resources, and is likely to include consideration of market barriers, practical constraints, economics, access to markets, and other aspects in estimating the potential for energy supply. Based on the review of these assessments and the committee's own expertise, the committee will: (1) review the methodology, assumptions and approaches made in the study; (2) identify gaps in the assessment, if any; (3) suggest improvements that could help to reconcile any inconsistencies in the estimates for the different resources; and (4) make recommendations for further analysis, if needed, to improve the estimates of energy resource and supply potential on DOE lands. The committee will prepare a final report documenting its findings and recommendations.

This report is sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Approximate start date: 09/01/2014

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/13/2014
 Meeting 2 - 01/23/2015
 Meeting 3 - 03/25/2015
 Meeting 4 - 05/20/2015
 Meeting 5 - 08/26/2015
 Meeting 6 - 07/07/2016
 Meeting 7 - 11/15/2016


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Utilizing the Energy Resource Potential of DOE Lands