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Geothermal Power Plants Vox article from 2020

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mknmike
mknmike Member Posts: 82
It doesn't look like much is going on in this Geothermal sub-forum, so I don't see the harm in posting this.

I found this interesting and "Eavor loop" sounds good, but I wonder if an earthquake would destroy the whole system.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/10/21/21515461/renewable-energy-geothermal-egs-ags-supercritical

Check out the Eavor video in there if interested.
hot_rod

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,144
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    I got a tour of the geothermal systems at the Peppermill Resort in Reno a few years back. They have 8 wells on the property, the most recent pumps over 800 gpm of water around 172F, then dumps it into a rejection well. It heats, provides DHW and pool heat for much of the property 

    On the recently drilled well they had hoped to get into a hotter source to be able to run absorption chillers for cooling.

    Here’s a shot of the control board the day I visited.

    There are a few hotter  wells providing power around Reno, see the steam  from them when you head south out of town, over that high radiantly heated bridge
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream