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Title: Mono County geothermal activity

Three geothermal projects have been proposed or are underway in Mono County, California. The Mammoth/Chance geothermal development project plans to construct a 10-MW geothermal binary power plant which will include 8 production and 3 injection wells. Pacific Lighting Energy Systems is also planning a 10-MW binary power plant consisting of 5 geothermal wells and up to 4 injection wells. A geothermal research project near Mammoth Lakes has spudded a well to provide a way to periodically measure temperature gradient, pressure, and chemistry of the thermal waters and to investigate the space-heating potential of the area in the vicinity of Mammoth Lakes. All three projects are briefly described.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6874223
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Geotherm. Hot Line; (United States); Journal Volume: 16:1-2
Research Org:
Energy Management Dept., Mammoth Lakes, CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; CALIFORNIA; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; PLANNING; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; EXPLORATORY WELLS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION; GEOTHERMAL FLUIDS; GEOTHERMAL SPACE HEATING; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; POWER RANGE 1-10 MW; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; TEMPERATURE SURVEYS; WATER CHEMISTRY; WELL DRILLING; CHEMISTRY; DRILLING; EXPLORATION; FEDERAL REGION IX; FLUIDS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; HEATING; NORTH AMERICA; POWER PLANTS; RESOURCES; SPACE HEATING; SURVEYS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; USA; WELLS 150800* -- Geothermal Power Plants; 150300 -- Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology