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Full Text: Citation URL: http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=1039793
Title: Geothermal Power and Interconnection: The Economics of Getting to Market
Creator/Author: Hurlbut, D.
Publication Date:2012 Apr 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1039793
Report Number(s):NREL/TP-6A20-54192
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Document Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Program
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 03 NATURAL GAS; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; DISTRIBUTION; ECONOMICS; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS; MARKET; NATURAL GAS WELLS
Keywords:GEOTHERMAL; TRANSMISSION; DISTRIBUTION; BALANCING AUTHORITY; INTERCONNECTION; DISTRIBUTED GENERATION; CO-PRODUCTION; RENEWABLE ENERGY ZONES; Energy Analysis; Geothermal Energy
Description/Abstract:This report provides a baseline description of the transmission issues affecting geothermal technologies. The report begins with a comprehensive overview of the grid, how it is planned, how it is used, and how it is paid for. The report then overlays onto this 'big picture' three types of geothermal technologies: conventional hydrothermal systems; emerging technologies such as enhanced engineered geothermal systems (EGS) and geopressured geothermal; and geothermal co-production with existing oil and gas wells. Each category of geothermal technology has its own set of interconnection issues, and these are examined separately for each. The report draws conclusions about each technology's market affinities as defined by factors related to transmission and distribution infrastructure. It finishes with an assessment of selected markets with known geothermal potential, identifying those that offer the best prospects for near-term commercial development and for demonstration projects.
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 44 pp.
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System Entry Date:2012 Dec 05
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