Advancing Geothermal Development in New Mexico workshop registration open


Fidel Center, NM Tech, Socorro, NM
— February 21 - April 18, 2024

On April 18, 2024, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology will host a workshop to plan the next steps in advancing geothermal development in New Mexico, and we invite you to join us. Registration is now open at

The workshop will be held at the Fidel Center on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, NM. The workshop is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person participants. A virtual option is also available. The meeting is timed to coincide with the New Mexico Geological Society's annual spring meeting on April 19, which this year is focused on renewable energy development in New Mexico. The NMGS meeting will also be on the NM Tech campus at Macey Center.


The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions designed to urge utilities to incorporate thermal storage networks and geothermal power plants into their alternative energy portfolios, encourage New Mexico tribes and pueblos to develop direct-use projects, and inspire the oil industry to be involved in advancing geothermal energy development in New Mexico. We will also consider technical aspects of development along with policy, economic, and regulatory issues. The goal is to craft a plan for forming partnerships and accelerating geothermal development in the Land of Enchantment.

We invite you to stay for a second day to attend the NMGS annual spring meeting, which has sessions focused on the energy transition in New Mexico, critical minerals, and other renewable energy topics. The NMGS keynote speaker will be Dr. Ken Wisian, associate director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences. Dr. Wisian is one of the authors of the Project Interspace report “The Future of Geothermal Energy in Texas.” Students from all over New Mexico will attend the meeting to present their research. We hope you can join us for a mentor luncheon for the students.

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