Geothermal Resources Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 - green machine in Romania running off geothermal brine

    Gross Power Output Avg: 50kWe Thermal Heat Input: 700kWt Hot Water Input Range: 105°C Hot Water Flow: 10.1 l/s Average Ambient Temp: 12°C The Green Machine was commissioned at a geothermal well in Romania. The machine produces 50kW (gross) of electricity from the geothermal hot water (216°F/102°C) without any fuel or emissions. To further increase the ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Optimum use of renewable energy resources to generate electricity via hybrid system

    The necessity of hybrid energy system is gaining more importance day by day as it incorporates two or more than two renewable energy resources that when integrated overcome limitations inherent in either. Hybrid energy system has been seen as an excellent solution for electrification of rural place where the grid extension is difficult and economically not feasible. Such system may consist of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

    In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent annual rate—this was geothermal’s best year since the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Renewable Energy - A Key Solution to End Global Warming

    Scientists have spent years trying to find the causes of global warming leading to significant changes in the world’s climate. Their research shows that several factors have contributed to the rise of earth’s temperature and altering of natural cycles and actions. One key reason is excessive emission of greenhouse gases like, methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. These ...


    By Vista Solar

  • Design of method and mechanism for geothermal energy extraction

    By drilling using a specially designed hydride carbide (melting point: 1,365°C) drill, we can drill the earth's crust to about 5 to 40 km to reach temperatures of 700 to 1,000°C, with minimum cost of the drill and drilling technology. Further, we can extract energy by pouring in water on an inserted carbide alloy vessel into the drilled well and bringing out as steam to drive the turbines. By ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lessons from Indonesia: Mobilizing Investment in Geothermal Energy

    Developing countries will need about $531 billion of additional investments in clean energy technologies every year in order to limit global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels, thus preventing climate change’s worst impacts. To attract investments on the scale required, developing country governments, with ...

  • Personal Account: Stanford Geothermal Workshop

    AltaRock Energy’s Matt Uddenberg accompanied a group of staff to this year’s Stanford Geothermal Conference, where AltaRock’s Susan Petty and Trenton Cladouhos gave a presentation on the Newberry EGS Demonstration. This was Matt’s first experience with the workshop, so we asked him to ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Available renewable energies

    The depletion in fossil fuels so the future depends on the renewable energy resources, the demand in alternative energy also increases considerably due to this.Renewable energies are the energies which are available unlimited, renew again within limited time or grow repeatedly. The available renewable energies in the world are ...


    By Aumkiipure

  • The right mix: the Philippines achieving its renewable energy goals

    The global energy system is undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There are clear signs that the pace of change is accelerating. 2009 was the second year in a row that more money was invested worldwide in renewable electricity generation projects than in fossil fuel-powered plants, according to data published by the United Nations. Developing countries, especially in ...

  • Artificial geothermal energy potential of steam-flooded heavy oil reservoirs

    This paper explores the concept of harnessing geothermal energy from heavy oil fields that have undergone steam flooding and so accumulated substantial heat from steam injection. Once the steam flooding process reaches economic cut-off resulting from high water cut and/or high steam-to-oil ratio, the reservoir would be abandoned, leaving behind stored energy in the form of heat. From this point, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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