Geothermal Energy Exploration at Newberry
Newberry Volcano has been explored as a potential source for geothermal energy for more than three
decades. High temperatures have been encountered, but fluid production has been inadequate for
generating power. In fall of 2012, a deep well will be the focus of an enhanced geothermal systems
experiment to open fractures beneath the volcano and test whether water circulated down the hole can be
heated and brought to the surface to produce energy.