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Title: Low-Temperature Projects of the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program: Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Abstract

This paper discusses opportunities and challenges related to the technical and economic feasibility of developing power generation from geothermal resources at temperatures of 150 degrees C and lower. Insights from projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office inform these discussions and provide the basis for some lessons learned to help guide decisions by DOE and the industry in further developing this resource. The technical basis for low-temperature geothermal energy is well established and the systems can be economic today in certain situations. However, these applications are far from a 'plug and play' product; successful development today requires a good knowledge of geothermal system design and operation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
OSTI Identifier:
1334739
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-6A10-67402
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) 40th Annual Meeting, 23-26 October 2016, Sacramento, California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; geothermal; oil; gas; coproduction; hybrid; combined heat and power; low temperature

Citation Formats

Williams, Tom, Snyder, Neil, and Gosnold, Will. Low-Temperature Projects of the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program: Evaluation and Lessons Learned. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Williams, Tom, Snyder, Neil, & Gosnold, Will. Low-Temperature Projects of the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program: Evaluation and Lessons Learned. United States.
Williams, Tom, Snyder, Neil, and Gosnold, Will. Sun . "Low-Temperature Projects of the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program: Evaluation and Lessons Learned". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334739.
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