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Title: Slim Holes for Small Power Plants

Abstract

Geothermal research study at Sandia National Laboratories has conducted a program in slimhole drilling research since 1992. Although our original interest focused on slim holes as an exploration method, it has also become apparent that they have substantial potential for driving small-scale, off-grid power plants. This paper summarizes Sandia's slim-hole research program, describes technology used in a ''typical'' slimhole drilling project, presents an evaluation of using slim holes for small power plants, and lists some of the research topics that deserve further investigation.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9699
Report Number(s):
SAND99-2053C
TRN: AH200125%%142
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Workshop on Small-Scale Power Projects, Klamath Falls, OR (US), 10/10/1999--10/16/1999; Other Information: PBD: 6 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; DRILLING; EVALUATION; EXPLORATION; POWER PLANTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; SMALL-SCALE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

Citation Formats

Finger, John T. Slim Holes for Small Power Plants. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Finger, John T. Slim Holes for Small Power Plants. United States.
Finger, John T. Fri . "Slim Holes for Small Power Plants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9699.
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abstractNote = {Geothermal research study at Sandia National Laboratories has conducted a program in slimhole drilling research since 1992. Although our original interest focused on slim holes as an exploration method, it has also become apparent that they have substantial potential for driving small-scale, off-grid power plants. This paper summarizes Sandia's slim-hole research program, describes technology used in a ''typical'' slimhole drilling project, presents an evaluation of using slim holes for small power plants, and lists some of the research topics that deserve further investigation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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