Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Resource Potential Estimate


Compilation of data (spreadsheet and shapefiles) for several low-temperature resource types, including isolated springs and wells, delineated area convection systems, sedimentary basins and coastal plains sedimentary systems. For each system, we include estimates of the accessible resource base, mean extractable resource and beneficial heat. Data compiled from USGS and other sources.

The paper (submitted to GRC 2016) describing the methodology and analysis is also included.

* A newer version of this data exists in a more recent submission. See the resources below for more information.

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DOE Project Name: GeoVision Thermal Applications: Direct Use
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1261906
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from June, 2016
Submitted Jul 1, 2016


National Renewable Energy Laboratory



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Michelle Mullane
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Michael Gleason
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kevin McCabe
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Meghan Mooney
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Timothy Reber
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Katherine R. Young
National Renewable Energy Laboratory


geothermal, low-temperature, direct use, hydrothermal, springs, wells, delineated area, sedimentary basin, coastal plains, accessible resource base, mean extractable resource, beneficial heat, USGS, resource potential, deprecated, depth, temperature, volume, resource estimate, potential, accessible resource, low temp


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