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Title: Symposium in the field of geothermal energy

Mexico and the US are nations with abundant sources of geothermal energy, and both countries have progressed rapidly in developing their more accessible resources. For example, Mexico has developed over 600 MWe at Cerro Prieto, while US developers have brought in over 2000 MWe at the Geysers. These successes, however, are only a prologue to an exciting future. All forms of energy face technical and economic barriers that must be overcome if the resources are to play a significant role in satisfying national energy needs. Geothermal energy--except for the very highest grade resources--face a number of barriers, which must be surmounted through research and development. Sharing a common interest in solving the problems that impede the rapid utilization of geothermal energy, Mexico and the US agreed to exchange information and participate in joint research. An excellent example of this close and continuing collaboration is the geothermal research program conducted under the auspices of the 3-year agreement signed on April 7, 1986 by the US DOE and the Mexican Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). The major objectives of this bilateral agreement are: (1) to achieve a thorough understanding of the nature of geothermal reservoirs in sedimentary and fractured igneous rocks; (2)more » to investigate how the geothermal resources of both nations can best be explored and utilized; and (3) to exchange information on geothermal topics of mutual interest.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
891313
Report Number(s):
CONF-8904129
TRN: US200622%%166
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings: Symposium in the field of geothermal energy, San Diego, CA, April 4-5, 1989
Research Org:
DOE-CFE, San Diego, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; BILATERAL AGREEMENTS; ECONOMICS; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; IGNEOUS ROCKS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US DOE; Geothermal Legacy