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Title: Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator

Abstract

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:
Other Number(s):
362
DOE Contract Number:  
FY13 AOP 11
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
USDOE Geothermal Data Repository (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; calculator; life cycle metrics; greenhouse emissions rate; life cycle metric; greenhouse gas emissions rate; fossil energy consumption; greenhouse gas emissions; ratios; electric power; life cycle; GHG; emissions; performance; exploration; capacity; lifetime; capacity factor; environment; environmental; ratio; energy
OSTI Identifier:
1136728
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15121/1136728

Citation Formats

Sullivan, John. Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.15121/1136728.
Sullivan, John. Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1136728
Sullivan, John. 2014. "Geothermal Life Cycle Calculator". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1136728. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1136728. Pub date:Tue Mar 11 00:00:00 EDT 2014
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