Eversource Geothermal Pilot Program

Eversource Geothermal Pilot Program

About the Eversource Geothermal Pilot Program

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.


Geothermal Demonstration Image

Project Updates

Image showing the drilling of a test borehole for a geothermal well.

Field work for the geothermal pilot began in September 2022. Test boreholes have been drilled in three locations including at the Framingham Housing Authority, Fire Station #5, and the Farley Building. These test wells will evaluate the accuracy of our thermal capacity models and values so that Eversource can size the system appropriately for the system moving forward.

More project updates can be found on Eversource's Geothermal website here

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.

Image of the Geothermal Pilot Area

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.

Interested in Learning More? 

Visit the  Eversource Geothermal Pilot Program page for more information about the program.