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.

General locations are provided in the spreadsheet; specific locations are provided in the associated shapefiles. The paper (submitted to GRC 2016) describing the methodology and analysis is also included.
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DOE Project Name: GeoVision Thermal Applications: Direct Use
DOE Project Number: FY16 AOP
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1287498
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from June, 2016
Submitted Aug 9, 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory




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, hydrothermal, low-temperature, direct use, springs, wells, delineated area, sedimentary basin, accessible resource base, mean extractable resource, beneficial heat, USGS, resource potential, coastal plains, low temperature, EGS, depth, shallow temperaute, convection, conduction, coastal plain, isolated, NREL, SMU, bottom-hole-temperature, temperature data, depth data, isolated system, shapefile, GIS data


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