What is Geothermal Energy?
A geothermal system uses wells, piping and pumps to pull the earth's heat out of the ground to warm buildings in winter and pumps heat from buildings back into the ground in summer to cool them.
It is renewable energy that comes from the sun's rays and temperatures produced in the earth's core. This energy can be used to heat and cool indoor spaces and produce hot water in conjunction with geothermal heat pumps.
This technology is in everyday use in the U.S. and around the world.
Our First-Of-Its-Kind Pilot Uses Utility-Scale, Networked Geothermal
We're piloting its use at scale in Framingham as a potential option to complement or replace delivered fuels and natural gas service for heating and cooling. The use of this technology could be expanded in the future based on the outcome of the project.
Did You Know: Using geothermal energy for heating and cooling can reduce the average residential customer's carbon emissions by up to 60 percent.