Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Study Energy Demand Characterization and Surface Plant Modeling for West Virginia University


This dataset provides information gathered to determine end use load and assessment of existing district heating systems (DHS). It also provides Aspen simulation files used to model hybrid natural gas geothermal district heating and cooling (GDHC) system along with Exchange Design and Rating (EDR) files to design Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) and Capital cost estimator project set up used for capital cost evaluation of surface plant and retrofit distribution lines. In addition, ChemCAD files used for preliminary analysis of conversion of steam-based to hot water based system are included. A combination of proprietary and free software may be required to view some of the information provided. Software used for surface modeling, capital cost analysis include ASPEN Suite (HYSYS, EDR, ACCE). For ACCE template files, you will have to change the directories of the files to match your computer.

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DOE Project Name: Feasibility of Deep Direct Use Geothermal on the West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV
DOE Project Number: EE0008105
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1597111
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Data from January, 2020
Submitted Jan 9, 2020


West Virginia University



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Nagasree Garapati
West Virginia University


geothermal, energy, Appalachian Basin, West Virginia University, Hybrid Geothermal natural gas system, deep direct-use, ASPEN, ChemCAD, HYSYS, ACCE, EGS, energy demand, energy demand characterization, surface plant modeling, WVU, DDU, hybrid geothermal natural gas, GDHC, Exchange Design and Rating, EDR, Plate Heat Exchanger, PHE, Capital Cost, Modeling, feasibility study, natural gas demand, demand, feasibility, natural gas, district heating, DHS, characterization, surface plant, end use, load, district heating and cooling


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