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Title: GEOPHIRES Simulations for Deep Direct Use (DDU) Projects

Abstract

This folder contains the GEOPHIRES codes and input files for running the base case scenarios for the six deep direct-use (DDU) projects. The six DDU projects took place during 2017-2020 and were funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office. They investigated the potential of geothermal deep direct-use at six locations across the country. The projects were conducted by Cornell University, West Virginia University (WVU), University of Illinois (U of IL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Portland State University (PSU), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Four projects (Cornell, WVU, U of IL, SNL) investigated geothermal for direct heating of a local campus or community, the project by PSU considered seasonal subsurface storage of solar heating, and the NREL project investigated geothermal heating for turbine inlet cooling using absorption chillers. To allow comparison of techno-economic results across the six DDU projects, GEOPHIRES simulations were set up and conducted for each project. The GEOPHIRES code was modified for each project to simulate the local application and incorporate project-specific assumptions and results such as reservoir production temperature or financing conditions. The base case input file is included which simulates the base case conditions assumed by each project team. The levelized costmore » of heat (LCOH) is calculated and matches the base case LCOH reported by the project teams.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
1233
DOE Contract Number:  
28966
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
USDOE Geothermal Data Repository (United States); NREL
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; energy; DDU; GEOPHIRES; Deep Direct Use; LCOH; economics; absorption chiller; subsurface storage; techno-economic; levelized cost of heat; wellbore; experiment; cost; simulation; modeling; reservoir; temperature; technology; absorption; Portland Basin; Illinois Basin; WVU; West Virginia University; West Virginia; Portland; Oregon; Champagne-Urbana; Illinois; University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign; Champaign-Urbana; Cornell; Hawthorne; Nevada; porosity; flow; thermal conductivity; injection test; drilling; well data
OSTI Identifier:
1657801
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15121/1657801

Citation Formats

Beckers, Koenraad. GEOPHIRES Simulations for Deep Direct Use (DDU) Projects. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.15121/1657801.
Beckers, Koenraad. GEOPHIRES Simulations for Deep Direct Use (DDU) Projects. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1657801
Beckers, Koenraad. 2020. "GEOPHIRES Simulations for Deep Direct Use (DDU) Projects". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1657801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1657801. Pub date:Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
@article{osti_1657801,
title = {GEOPHIRES Simulations for Deep Direct Use (DDU) Projects},
author = {Beckers, Koenraad},
abstractNote = {This folder contains the GEOPHIRES codes and input files for running the base case scenarios for the six deep direct-use (DDU) projects. The six DDU projects took place during 2017-2020 and were funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office. They investigated the potential of geothermal deep direct-use at six locations across the country. The projects were conducted by Cornell University, West Virginia University (WVU), University of Illinois (U of IL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Portland State University (PSU), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Four projects (Cornell, WVU, U of IL, SNL) investigated geothermal for direct heating of a local campus or community, the project by PSU considered seasonal subsurface storage of solar heating, and the NREL project investigated geothermal heating for turbine inlet cooling using absorption chillers. To allow comparison of techno-economic results across the six DDU projects, GEOPHIRES simulations were set up and conducted for each project. The GEOPHIRES code was modified for each project to simulate the local application and incorporate project-specific assumptions and results such as reservoir production temperature or financing conditions. The base case input file is included which simulates the base case conditions assumed by each project team. The levelized cost of heat (LCOH) is calculated and matches the base case LCOH reported by the project teams.},
doi = {10.15121/1657801},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}