A neighborhood in Framingham is currently under consideration for Geothermal Pilot Program that will bring a cost-effective, low-carbon source of heating and cooling for residents, businesses, and municipal facilities.
Where will the pilot project be located?
The pilot will be located in a neighborhood located north of Gleason Pond between Concord Street and Flagg Drive.
What is geothermal energy?
The networked 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. More information about the technology are available from the U.S. Department of Energy.
In addition to being offered through the MetroWest Solar + Clean Heat Challenge, geothermal heat pumps are a clean energy technology that is in use every day across the country and around the world. Through its Geothermal Pilot Program, Eversource is piloting its use at scale as a potential option to complement or replace delivered fuels and natural gas service for heating and cooling.