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Dear NEWGEN Supporters,

August 31, 2016

Dear NEWGEN Supporters,

Today, the Department of Energy announced the site locations for the second phase of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). Unfortunately, the Newberry site was not selected and our efforts to establish a geothermal field laboratory near Newberry Volcano has come to a close.

We’d like to thank you all for your support. As we embarked on this project, we received tremendous support from the local community, state and local government representatives, and industry partners.

Over the course of a year, a strong working relationship was established between members of the Newberry site proposal team – AltaRock, General Electric, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon State University, and Statoil. While the loss of the FORGE opportunity is a setback, the NEWGEN consortium is committed to continuing geothermal research and development at Newberry and will be investigating other funding sources in the near future.

Sincerely,

The NEWGEN Team

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