Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

Abstract

The project provides an updated Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). Results incorporate Argonne National Laboratory's Life Cycle Assessment and base case assumptions consistent with other projects in the Analysis subprogram.
EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation.

This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available below, or from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs.

EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.

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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: Renewability and Sustainability of Geothermal Energy Production
DOE Project Number: EE0002740
DOE Project Lead: Jay Nathwani
DOI: 10.15121/1150313
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Jan
2012
Data from January, 2012
Submitted Feb 21, 2013

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geothermal, energy, investment, return, payback, engineered, energy return on investment, engineered geothermal system, enhanced geothermal system, efficiency, egs, eroi, casing, cement, diameter, depth, getem, inputs, wells, net, trucking, fuel, materials, bentonite, polymers, economics, assessment, economic

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