Category Archives: Geothermal

NREL. April 2012. Geothermal power and interconnection. The Economics of Getting to Market.

Excerpts from 44 page: NREL. April 2012. Geothermal power and interconnection.  The Economics of Getting to Market. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-54192  [My comment: this is an excellent paper for understanding how the grid works, and why so … Continue reading

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) have a long way to go

Geothermal plants such as the world’s largest “The Geysers” in California exist in the rare hot spots near the surface and also need to be near population centers so that the transmission lines don’t end up costing as much or … Continue reading

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Geothermal – can it make up for peak fossil fuels?

94% of all known U.S. geothermal resources are located in California. Only a few urban areas in California and other states with geothermal resources (i.e. volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers) are near enough to exploit them.  This is because the … Continue reading

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