Baseline System Costs for a 50 MW Enhanced Geothermal System 2012

Abstract

Substantial unexploited opportunity exists for the US, and the world, in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). This cost analysis study provides a baseline cost for a 50 MW Geothermal Power Plant in a challenging New England environment. The study then assesses how project costs would change as a function of (1) geothermal working fluid, that is, CO2 vs. water, (2) drilling technology, (3) CO2 generation technology, and (4) other geographic locations.

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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System -- A Function of: Working Fluid, Technology, and Location, Location, Location
DOE Project Number: EE0002742
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
Last Updated: over a year ago
Apr
2012
Data from April, 2012
Submitted May 29, 2012

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Keywords

egs, geothermal, working fluid, drilling, cost analysis, western massachusetts, reservoir modeling, mountain home id, china lake, ca, enhanced geothermal systems

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