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Geothermal power; an economic evaluation.

Alvin Kaufman

Geothermal power; an economic evaluation.

by Alvin Kaufman

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric power production.,
  • Electric power-plants.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesU.S. Bureau of Mines. Information circular, 8230
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Mines.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN295 .U4 no. 8230
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5932404M
    LC Control Number64062830
    OCLC/WorldCa10920229

    Performance evaluation of a MW single-flash design geothermal power plant in Northern Nevada is conducted using actual plant operating data, and potential improvement sites are identified. The unused geothermal brine reinjected back to the ground is determined to represent about 50 percent of the energy and 40 percent of the exergy Cited by: Chapter 9. Harnessing Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging.

      Liu, Changwei, Gao, Tieyu, Zhu, Jiangnan, and Xu, Jiamin. "Performance Optimization and Economic Analysis of Geothermal Power Generation by Subcritical and Supercritical Organic Rankine Cycles." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo Turbomachinery Technical Conference and by: 1.   Geothermal Power Generation: Developments and Innovation provides an update to the advanced energy technologies that are urgently required to meet the challenges of economic development, climate change mitigation, and energy security.. As geothermal resources are considered renewable and can be used to generate baseload electricity while producing Brand: Elsevier Science.

      Solar thermal and photovoltaic, biomass, geothermal, hydrological, wind power are some of the sources the various countries must constantly invest. This publication is based on these concepts starting from an analysis of the employment data of the OECD “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries”, comparing them Author: Lucio Laureti, Marco Giuseppe Lupis Rogges, Alberto Costantiello. The book is aimed at professionals, academics and decision makers worldwide, water sector representatives and administrators, business enterprises specializing in renewable energy management and water treatment, working in the areas of geothermal energy usage, water resources, water supply and energy planning.


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The chapters, contributed by specialists in their respective areas, cover resource discovery, resource characterization, energy conversion systems, and design and economic considerations.

Abstract. This book discusses the methods of evaluating seven case studies. Three chapters are introductory discussing a hypothetical case. The following seven chapters discuss respectively: Economic Evaluation of Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant Project in Leyte, Philippines; Evaluation of Losses of Marine Product Resources Caused by Coastal Development of Tokyo.

Get this from a library. Geothermal power: an economic evaluation. [Alvin Kaufman; United States. Bureau of Mines.]. A presentation is made of management requirements for the development of geothermal resources by citing three major, and successful, projects: the Wairakei geothermal power project of New Zealand, the Hawaii geothermal project of the United States, and the Tiwi geothermal project of the Philippines.

The three case studies are presented according to a format in which Cited by: 2. Downloadable (with restrictions). Economic analysis of a typical geothermal resource shows that potential revenues from geothermal heating or cooling can be much larger than those from power generation alone.

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This pilot power plant is of the binary concept and. Evaluation of the geothermal potential of the western Snake River Plain based on a deep corehole on the Mountain Home AFB near Mountain Home, Idaho A geothermal exploration corehole was drilled to a total depth of m on the Mountain Home Air Force Base near Mountain Home, Idaho.

If the full economic potential of geothermal resources can be realized, they would represent an enormous source of electricity production capacity. Inthe U.S.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that conventional geothermal sources (hydrothermal) in 13 states have a potential capacity of 38, MW, which could produce   This book, edited by a highly respected expert, provides a comprehensive overview of the major aspects of geothermal power production.

The chapters, contributed by specialists in their respective areas, cover resource discovery, resource characterization, energy conversion systems, and design and economic : Ronald Dipippo.

Geothermal energy from lower temperature (low enthalpy) sources is an increasingly important source of renewable, sustainable energy. Welcome to an interview with Carlo Dietl, who works with both low and high enthalpy geothermal energy sources, and who discusses some of the recent breakthroughs in technology used in geothermal : Susan Nash.

This book addresses the societal aspects of harnessing geothermal resources for different uses, such as power production, heating and cooling. It introduces a theoretical framework for a social scientific approach to the field, and presents a preliminary collection of empirical case studies on geothermal energy and society from across the world.

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These factors make geothermal energy a reasonable and effective alternative to energy produced from fossil fuels, so the governments of the world should consider converting their industries to work on geothermal energy/5.

Geothermics is an international journal devoted to the research and development of geothermal energy. The International Board of Editors of Geothermics, which comprises specialists in the various aspects of geothermal resources, exploration and development, guarantees the balanced, comprehensive view Geothermics is an international journal.

Downloadable. We present a thermo-economic evaluation of binary power plants based on the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for geothermal power generation. The focus of this study is to analyse if an efficiency increase by using zeotropic mixtures as working fluid overcompensates additional requirements regarding the major power plant components.

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Indeed, the early development of geothermal power installations commonly occurred in places that had obvious surface manifestations, such as Larderello in Italy and The Geysers in California. However, there are many resources that have little or no Author: William E.

Glassley.A study has recently been made to evaluate both the environmental impact and the economic feasibility of geothermal energy development. Experience from presently operating geothermal sites was used to explore the physical and environmental impacts that could result from such a development.

The economic assessment was made utilizing a deg F liquid-dominated Author: M. B. Davis, K. D. Timmerhaus.Geothermal power in Indonesia is an increasingly significant source of renewable a result of its volcanic geology, it is often reported that Indonesia has 40% of the world's potential geothermal resources, estimated at 28, megawatts (MW).

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