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Title: Marketing the Klamath Falls Geothermal District Heating system

The new marketing strategy for the Klamath Falls system has concentrated on offering the customer an attractive and easy to understand rate structure, reduced retrofit cost and complexity for his building along with an attractive package of financing and tax credits. Initial retrofit costs and life-cycle cost analysis have been conducted on 22 buildings to date. For some, the retrofit costs are simply too high for the conversion to make sense at current geothermal rates. For many, however, the prospects are good. At this writing, two new customers are now connected and operating with 5 to 8 more buildings committed to connect this construction season after line extensions are completed. This represents nearly a 60% increase in the number of buildings connected to the system and a 40% increase in system revenue.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6416521
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13040-T19
ON: DE93017269
DOE Contract Number:
FG07-90ID13040
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oregon Inst. of Tech., Klamath Falls, OR (United States). Geo-Heat Center
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL DISTRICT HEATING; MARKETING; BUILDINGS; COST; EVALUATION; GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS; KLAMATH FALLS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; RATE STRUCTURE; RETROFITTING; DISTRICT HEATING; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; HEATING; KGRA Geothermal Legacy 151000* -- Geothermal Energy-- Direct Energy Utilization