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Prioritizing High-Temperature Geothermal Resources in Utah

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Abstract

The Utah Geological Survey and the Utah Energy Office recently released geothermal resource information for Utah as a "digital atlas." We are now expanding this project to include economic analyses of selected geothermal sites and previously unavailable resource information. The enhancements to the digital atlas will include new resource, demographic, regulatory, economic, and other information to allow analyses of economic factors for comparing and ranking geothermal resource sites in Utah for potential electric power development. New resource information includes temperature gradient and fluid chemistry data, which was previously proprietary. Economic analyses are based upon a project evaluation model to assess capital and operating expenses for a variety of geothermal powerplant configuration scenarios. A review of legal and institutional issues regarding geothermal development coupled with water development will also be included.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Prioritizing High-Temperature Geothermal Resources in Utah
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page:
457
Last page:
459
Conference Title:
Geothermal Resources Council: 2002 Annual Meeting
Conference Location:
Reno, NV
Conference Date:
22 September 2002 through 25 September 2002