Drilling technology is foundational to the development and success of SHR geothermal in becoming “geothermal anywhere”. For shallower depths < 7 km, conventional drilling methods can be applied with accommodations for higher temperatures not found in typical oil & gas and mining applications. However, to enable deep > 7 km and up to 15-20 km to enable geothermal everywhere, non-mechanical methods are necessary to enable cost effective and fast drilling to these depths. Nonmechanical, energy drilling methods, such as plasma or millimeter wave methods, are currently the most promising method for achieving this goal. ARE is partnering with nonmechanical drilling developers to ensure this technology can meet the future needs of SHR.