Clean energy provider East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), announced a partnership with Fervo Energy to equip EBCE with geothermal power, adding non-weather-dependent clean energy to its power supply. For EBCE this is the first geothermal power purchase agreement. EBCE is a not-for-profit public agency that operates a Community Choice Energy program for Alameda County and fourteen incorporated cities, serving more than 1.7 million residential and commercial customers
EBCE tapped Fervo Energy, a next-generation geothermal company applying transformative geothermal technology to address climate change, to increase its carbon-free energy deployment in response to a State of California mandate to procure 1,000 MW of non-weather-dependent, zero-emission energy by 2026. This project will dispatch 40 MW of firm, 24/7, zero-emission geothermal energy from Churchill County, Nevada to California’s regional grid, with expected operation in Q4 2026.
Fervo Energy brings a variety of innovative technologies to geothermal including horizontal drilling and distributed fiber optic sensing to deliver more reliable and cost-effective projects. This approach makes geothermal power accessible in far more places than before and dramatically increases its potential as a widespread energy source.