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John P. Martin, Ph.D.

Senior Project Manager

In 1993, John joined the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to manage its Subsurface Resources Program and developed a portfolio of more than 100 projects with total funding in excess of $50 million. He has served on various state and national panels including the U.s. Department of Energy’s Unconventional Resources Technical Advisory Committee. In addition, he completed the initial research on the natural gas potential of New York's Utica Shale that helped stimulate significant industry investment in this resource. John regularly lectures and publishes on such diverse topics as the development of shale gas reservoirs, carbon capture and sequestration, compressed-air energy storage, renewable energy resource development, and research policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Environmental Studies, an M.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Geology, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds an M.B.A. from Miami University and completed graduate work in mineral economics at West Virginia University.

New York State Geothermal Overview

This presentation will review utility-scale geothermal research in New York State. Starting in the 1970s, NYSERDA completed a series of technical projects looking at the state's geothermal energy potential. One major project was the Auburn, NY geothermal system, the deepest geothermal well in the eastern United States. These projects have helped define the state's resource potential and serve as the basis for future research into enhanced geothermal systems.