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Title: Alternative Geothermal Power Production Scenarios

The information given in this file pertains to Argonne LCAs of the plant cycle stage for a set of ten new geothermal scenario pairs, each comprised of a reference and improved case. These analyses were conducted to compare environmental performances among the scenarios and cases. The types of plants evaluated are hydrothermal binary and flash and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) binary and flash plants. Each scenario pair was developed by the LCOE group using GETEM as a way to identify plant operational and resource combinations that could reduce geothermal power plant LCOE values. Based on the specified plant and well field characteristics (plant type, capacity, capacity factor and lifetime, and well numbers and depths) for each case of each pair, Argonne generated a corresponding set of material to power ratios (MPRs) and greenhouse gas and fossil energy ratios.
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DOE Contract Number:
FY13 AOP 1
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Data Type:
Numeric Data
Research Org:
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Contributing Orgs:
Argonne National Laboratory
Country of Publication:
United States
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; alternative scenarios; life cycle metrics; greenhouse gas ratios; LCOEs; LCA; GHG ratio; energy ratio; material to power ratios