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[121 STAT. 1682]
[121 STAT. 1682]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1682

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

(7) include business commercialization plans that have the potential for production of equipment at high volumes and operation and support at a large number of sites; and (8) satisfy other criteria that the Secretary determines are necessary to carry out the program and collect necessary data and information. The Secretary shall give preference to assessments that address multiple elements contained in paragraphs (1) through (8). (c) GRANT AWARDS.—Each grant award for demonstration of geothermal technology such as advanced organic rankine cycle systems at oil and gas wells made by the Secretary under subsection (b) shall include— (1) necessary and appropriate site engineering study; (2) detailed economic assessment of site specific conditions; (3) appropriate feasibility studies to determine whether the demonstration can be replicated; (4) design or adaptation of existing technology for site specific circumstances or conditions; (5) installation of equipment, service, and support; (6) operation for a minimum of 1 year and monitoring for the duration of the demonstration; and (7) validation of technical and economic assumptions and documentation of lessons learned. (d) GEOPRESSURED GAS RESOURCE RECOVERY AND PRODUCTION.—(1) The Secretary shall implement a program to support the research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of cost-effective techniques to produce energy from geopressured resources. (2) The Secretary shall solicit preliminary engineering designs for geopressured resources production and recovery facilities. (3) Based upon a review of the preliminary designs, the Secretary shall award grants, which may be cost-shared, to support the detailed development and completion of engineering, architectural and technical plans needed to support construction of new designs. (4) Based upon a review of the final design plans above, the Secretary shall award cost-shared development and construction grants for demonstration geopressured production facilities that show potential for economic recovery of the heat, kinetic energy and gas resources from geopressured resources. (e) COMPETITIVE GRANT SELECTION.—Not less than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall conduct a national solicitation for applications for grants under the programs outlined in subsections (b) and (d). Grant recipients shall be selected on a competitive basis based on criteria in the respective subsection. (f) WELL DRILLING.—No funds may be used under this section for the purpose of drilling new wells.


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(a) FEDERAL SHARE.—The Federal share of costs of projects funded under this subtitle shall be in accordance with section 988 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. (b) ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS.—Programs under this subtitle shall incorporate the following elements: (1) The Secretary shall coordinate with, and where appropriate may provide funds in furtherance of the purposes of

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