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Title: DOE/EPRI hybrid power system

Abstract

One of the primary objectives of the DOE Geopressured Geothermal Program is to improve methods for optimum energy extraction from geopressured reservoirs. Hybrid power systems which take advantage of the chemical and thermal energy content of geopressured fluids could improve conversion efficiency by 15 to 20% over the same amount of fuel and geothermal fluid processed separately. In a joint DOE/EPRI effort, equipment from the Direct Contact heat Exchange test facility at East Mesa is being modified for use in a unique geopressured hybrid power plant located at the Pleasant Bayou wellsite in Brazoria County, TX. Natural gas separated at the wellhead will fuel a gas turbine, and exhaust heat from the engine will be used with the geothermal brine to vaporize isobutane in a binary power cycle. The hybrid power system is designed for 10,000 bbl/day brine flow, with estimated power production of 980 kW (net). In addition to evaluating the enhanced performance resulting from the combined power generation cycles, operation of the hybrid unit will provide a demonstration of fuel flexibility in an individual plant. This approach would allow a resource developer to reduce costs and risks by optimizing production for various economic climates and would improve themore » mix in a utility's generating system. 5 refs., 2 figs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6914039
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-88133; CONF-880477-8
ON: DE88015109
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. DOE geothermal program review, San Francisco, CA, USA, 19 Apr 1988; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; FLOWSHEETS; FLUID FLOW; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; HEAT EXCHANGERS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; HYDRAULICS; NATURAL GAS; PERFORMANCE; CONVERSION; DIAGRAMS; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUID MECHANICS; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; MECHANICS; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WELLS Geothermal Legacy 150800* -- Geothermal Power Plants

Citation Formats

Stiger, S.G., Taylor, K.J., and Hughes, E.E. DOE/EPRI hybrid power system. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Stiger, S.G., Taylor, K.J., & Hughes, E.E. DOE/EPRI hybrid power system. United States.
Stiger, S.G., Taylor, K.J., and Hughes, E.E. 1988. "DOE/EPRI hybrid power system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6914039.
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abstractNote = {One of the primary objectives of the DOE Geopressured Geothermal Program is to improve methods for optimum energy extraction from geopressured reservoirs. Hybrid power systems which take advantage of the chemical and thermal energy content of geopressured fluids could improve conversion efficiency by 15 to 20% over the same amount of fuel and geothermal fluid processed separately. In a joint DOE/EPRI effort, equipment from the Direct Contact heat Exchange test facility at East Mesa is being modified for use in a unique geopressured hybrid power plant located at the Pleasant Bayou wellsite in Brazoria County, TX. Natural gas separated at the wellhead will fuel a gas turbine, and exhaust heat from the engine will be used with the geothermal brine to vaporize isobutane in a binary power cycle. The hybrid power system is designed for 10,000 bbl/day brine flow, with estimated power production of 980 kW (net). In addition to evaluating the enhanced performance resulting from the combined power generation cycles, operation of the hybrid unit will provide a demonstration of fuel flexibility in an individual plant. This approach would allow a resource developer to reduce costs and risks by optimizing production for various economic climates and would improve the mix in a utility's generating system. 5 refs., 2 figs.},
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