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ASSESSMENT OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES IN HYDROTHERMAL CONVECTION SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES.

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Abstract

The amount of thermal energy in high-temperature geothermal systems (>150 degree C) in the United States has been calculated by estimating the temperature, area, and thickness of each identified system. These data, along with a general model for recoverability of geothermal energy and a calculation that takes account of the conversion of thermal energy to electricity, yield a resource estimate of 23,000 MWe for 30 years. The undiscovered component was estimated based on multipliers of the identified resource as either 72,000 or 127,000 MWe for 30 years depending on the model chosen for the distribution of undiscovered energy as a function of temperature.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
ASSESSMENT OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES IN HYDROTHERMAL CONVECTION SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES.
ISBN:
0894481150
Year Published:
1984
Publisher:
ANS
Publisher location:
LaGrange Park, IL, USA
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
First page:
1295
Last page:
1299
Conference Title:
19th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference: Advanced Energy Systems - Their Role in Our Future.
Conference Location:
San Francisco, CA, USA