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Title: Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator

This calculator is a handy tool for interested parties to estimate two key life cycle metrics, fossil energy consumption (Etot) and greenhouse gas emission (ghgtot) ratios, for geothermal electric power production. It is based solely on data developed by Argonne National Laboratory for DOE’s Geothermal Technologies office. The calculator permits the user to explore the impact of a range of key geothermal power production parameters, including plant capacity, lifetime, capacity factor, geothermal technology, well numbers and depths, field exploration, and others on the two metrics just mentioned. Estimates of variations in the results are also available to the user.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
362
DOE Contract Number:
FY13 AOP 1.1
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Collaborations:
Argonne National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; calculator; life cycle metrics; greenhouse emissions rate; life cycle metric; greenhouse gas emissions rate
OSTI Identifier:
1136728

Sullivan, John. Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15121/1136728.
Sullivan, John. Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator. United States. doi:10.15121/1136728.
Sullivan, John. 2014. "Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator". United States. doi:10.15121/1136728. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1136728.
@misc{osti_1136728,
title = {Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator},
author = {Sullivan, John},
abstractNote = {This calculator is a handy tool for interested parties to estimate two key life cycle metrics, fossil energy consumption (Etot) and greenhouse gas emission (ghgtot) ratios, for geothermal electric power production. It is based solely on data developed by Argonne National Laboratory for DOE’s Geothermal Technologies office. The calculator permits the user to explore the impact of a range of key geothermal power production parameters, including plant capacity, lifetime, capacity factor, geothermal technology, well numbers and depths, field exploration, and others on the two metrics just mentioned. Estimates of variations in the results are also available to the user.},
doi = {10.15121/1136728},
year = {2014},
month = {3} }
  1. The Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) is the submission point for all data collected from researchers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office (DOE GTO). The DOE GTO is providing access to its geothermal project information through the GDR. The GDR is powered by OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
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