East Bay Community Energy (“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. “Geothermal power is vital to achieving the decarbonization goals of California and around the world,” said Tim Latimer, CEO at Fervo Energy. “East Bay Community Energy has established itself as the leader in scaling dependable, clean electricity in the best interest of its customers, and we’re honored to be partnering with them.