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Title: Multi-use geothermal energy system with augmentation for enhanced utilization. Non-electric application of geothermal energy in Susanville, California. Final report

Abstract

Aeroject Energy Conversion Company has completed a site specific engineering and economic study of multi-use, augmented geothermal space/water heating and cooling systems in cooperation with the City of Susanville, California. The overall benefits to the City of Susanville, in both the public and private sectors, of using low temperature (150/sup 0/F to 240/sup 0/F) geothermal resources are explored. Options considered, alone and in combination, include heat pumps, fossil-fuel peaking, user load balancing, and cascading from the geothermal system serving the public buildings into a private Park of Commerce development. A range of well temperatures, depths, flow rates, and drilling costs are considered to provide system cost sensitivites and to make the study more widely useful to other sites. A planned development is emphasized for ease of financing and expansion. A preliminary design of Phase A of a Susanville Public Building Energy System and a conceptual design of an integrated park of Commerce, Phase I, are included. This system was designed for a 150/sup 0/F resource and can be used as a model for other communities with similar resource temperatures.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Aerojet Energy Conversion Co., Sacramento, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5905610
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/248447-1
DOE Contract Number:  
ET-78-C-03-1740
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GEOTHERMAL AIR CONDITIONING; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GEOTHERMAL SPACE HEATING; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; CALIFORNIA; COST; DESIGN; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FLOW RATE; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; HEAT EXTRACTION; HEAT PUMPS; INJECTION WELLS; LOAD MANAGEMENT; PLANNING; RETROFITTING; SCHOOL BUILDINGS; WELL TEMPERATURE; WORKING FLUIDS; AIR CONDITIONING; BUILDINGS; ECONOMICS; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; FLUIDS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEATING; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; SPACE HEATING; USA; WELLS; WESTERN REGION; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Olsonn, G.K., Benner-Drury, D.L., and Cunnington, G.R. Multi-use geothermal energy system with augmentation for enhanced utilization. Non-electric application of geothermal energy in Susanville, California. Final report. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/5905610.
Olsonn, G.K., Benner-Drury, D.L., & Cunnington, G.R. Multi-use geothermal energy system with augmentation for enhanced utilization. Non-electric application of geothermal energy in Susanville, California. Final report. United States. doi:10.2172/5905610.
Olsonn, G.K., Benner-Drury, D.L., and Cunnington, G.R. Thu . "Multi-use geothermal energy system with augmentation for enhanced utilization. Non-electric application of geothermal energy in Susanville, California. Final report". United States. doi:10.2172/5905610. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5905610.
@article{osti_5905610,
title = {Multi-use geothermal energy system with augmentation for enhanced utilization. Non-electric application of geothermal energy in Susanville, California. Final report},
author = {Olsonn, G.K. and Benner-Drury, D.L. and Cunnington, G.R.},
abstractNote = {Aeroject Energy Conversion Company has completed a site specific engineering and economic study of multi-use, augmented geothermal space/water heating and cooling systems in cooperation with the City of Susanville, California. The overall benefits to the City of Susanville, in both the public and private sectors, of using low temperature (150/sup 0/F to 240/sup 0/F) geothermal resources are explored. Options considered, alone and in combination, include heat pumps, fossil-fuel peaking, user load balancing, and cascading from the geothermal system serving the public buildings into a private Park of Commerce development. A range of well temperatures, depths, flow rates, and drilling costs are considered to provide system cost sensitivites and to make the study more widely useful to other sites. A planned development is emphasized for ease of financing and expansion. A preliminary design of Phase A of a Susanville Public Building Energy System and a conceptual design of an integrated park of Commerce, Phase I, are included. This system was designed for a 150/sup 0/F resource and can be used as a model for other communities with similar resource temperatures.},
doi = {10.2172/5905610},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}