Geothermal Articles

  • Projects Greenfield EGS, Weyerhaeuser Leases, WA, OR, CA - Case Study

    In 2008 AltaRock Energy made an agreement with Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) to explore the potential for developing geothermal projects on 667,000 acres of land in California, Oregon, and Washington. After 3 years of exploration and evaluation, AltaRock exercised its option to lease the geothermal right to approximately 45,000 acres of the land with the best potential for geothermal ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Umatilla Indian Reservation Geothermal Resource Study - Case Study

    This is an exciting new project to expand understanding of the natural resources of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (UIR) and move the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) one step closer to energy independence. AltaRock is working with HotRock Energy ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Play Fairways Geothermal Resource Analysis, Washington - Case Study

    AltaRock Energy, in cooperation with the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources (WADGER), is conducting a detailed exploration study of Washington State as part of the Play Fairway grant funded by the  ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Newberry EGS Demonstration, Oregon - Case Study

    The Newberry EGS Demonstration project is the site of cutting-edge research into enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) development.  AltaRock Energy began investigating the Newberry site for EGS development in 2009 . The project site is located on the western flank of Newberry Volcano in Central Oregon and aims to improve the feasibility and viability of EGS technologies and applications. The ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Davenport Newberry Holdings, LLC. - Case Study

    AltaRock Energy, Inc. actively manages over 40,000 acres of geothermal leases on the western flank of Newberry Volcano in central Oregon. The leases, held by Davenport Newberry Holdings, LLC. (DNH) and administered by the US Bureau of Land Management, represents a unique opportunity to test and develop Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) technologies in the field. In partnership with the US ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Newberry Geothermal Energy (NEWGEN), Oregon - Case Study

    Newberry Geothermal Energy (NEWGEN) is a collaborative effort lead by a team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon State University, and AltaRock Energy. The NEWGEN team includes experts in EGS research and development, commercial power generation, engineering and the hard sciences which will lead the project forward while maintaining educational outreach in both the ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Projects Thermoelectric Generators in a Geothermal Field - Case Study

    This is an R&D project which will build and test a new field-scale thermoelectric generator (TEG) at our Bottle Rock Power geothermal facility near Cobb, California. TEGs produce electrical energy when a strong enough temperature difference exists across the generator (a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect). This will be the first ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Striving For Perfection: Flow Energy Partnership Improves Geothermal Energy Production

    Since the early twentieth century, geothermal energy has been used to produce electricity. In the 1980’s and 90’s, rapid expansion in the demand for geothermal energy put pressure on suppliers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Now geothermal energy production is becoming a common practice around the globe. One of the largest energy companies in Turkey is blazing the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up

    January 9, 2017 — At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of ...


    By Ensia

  • Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2003 First Geothermal Power Station in PNG: Press Release, April 16, 2003 Lihir Gold Limited “Gold company Lihir Gold Limited is turning its vast geothermal resource into an opportunity. In April, the company started commissioning a 6MW geothermal power station, the first in Papua New Guinea to use natural geothermal ...

  • New Patent: Use of BCP™ 5000 for Sulfur Deposit Control in Geothermal Power Plant Cooling Water

    AMSA, Inc. is pleased to announce the issuance of US patent 9,365,444, “Formulations for use in sulfur scale control in industrial water systems.” In particular, it claims a method for removal and inhibition of elemental sulfur deposits in geothermal utility cooling water systems. Foreign patents covering other countries with important geothermal resources have also previously issued ...


    By AMSA, Inc.

  • Zoo-technical application of Ground Source Heat Pumps: a pilot case study

    Ground Source Heat Pumps are energy-efficient HVAC systems usually adopted in residential and commercial buildings. However the control of the thermal environment is required not only in spaces occupied by people, but also in intensive breeding farms, in order to maintain healthy conditions and to increase productivity. In the Italian livestock breedings, heating is usually provided by means of ...


    By Tethys srl

  • Geothermal Survey Project for SINOPEC, Texas - Case Study

    In April 2014, we designed and implemented the seismoelectric survey in south of Houston, TX to detecting the geothermal resource for Sinopec ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Case Study - Evaluating Geothermal Potential - Ravenna, Italy

    University of Bologna researchers carried out an investigation of the thermal properties of the coastal aquifer at Ravenna Italy in order to evaluate its geothermal potential for residential heating. As part of that investigation, they measured the water temperature versus depth at 56 piezometers. EnviroInsite was then utilized to establish the relationship of water temperature with land use, ...


    By EI LLC

  • Geothermal plant protects pumps - case study

    This large geothermal company needed reliable equipment in the deserts of southeastern California. Geothermal plants turn water into to steam to drive turbines. Protecting the pumps is paramount. Keeping the inflowing water clean of debris and marine life, an IWS traveling water screen provides reliable removal with minimal labor. Debris is lifted from the water, and dropped directly into a ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) - Case Studies

    Case Study: “GHP schools used approximately 26% less source energy per square foot of floor area,” according to an evaluation of Lincoln, Nebraska schools by the Department of Energy. The report concludes that the schools using GHP technology “outperform others in the school district.” Case Study: Annual electrical consumption in Fort Polk ...

  • Harrogate Borough Council - Ground Source Heat Pump case study

    Customer: Harrogate Borough Council Location: Copt Ewich Heating System: Ground Source Heat Pump Harrogate Borough Council installed 94 heat pumps in 2006 as a test project in a number of sites in Harrogate. Eight of these were fitted in a scheme at Copt Ewick. On one of these systems two Vortexs’ were fitted one on the ground loop and one ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Ground Source Heat Pump installed in eco house

    This case study looks at a ground source heat pump being installed in London. A Ground Source Heat Pump was chosen as a sustainable and energy efficient way to provide 100% space heating and hot water for this 550m2 new build eco-house in East London. A Heat Recovery Mechanical Ventilation System was also utilised, which, together with Solar Thermal hot water and LED lighting give this stunning ...


    By Ground Sun

  • This small Central American country is a renewable energy powerhouse

    When you think of places that rely on geothermal power for energy production, El Salvador probably isn’t the first location that comes to mind. But this tiny Central American country is a geothermal powerhouse. According to the International Energy ...


    By Ensia

  • Earthy, solaris and atmospheric energy sources

    Earth, sun and atmosphere are the ultimate energy resources. In addition to fossil fuels, earth radiates over 45 TW geothermal energy. Sun radiates about 89 PW energy to earth's surface. Lunar gravity supplies over 100 GW tidal ocean energy. Accessible energy from geothermal, solar, tides, waves and winds is far more than our current 17 TW energy demand, yet there are new avenues like tornadoes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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