DOE-GTO Low Temperture Projects Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Will Gosnold, Neil Snyder

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This paper discusses opportunities and challenges related to the technical and economic feasibility of developing power generation from geothermal resources at temperatures of 150 degrees C and lower. Insights from projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office inform these discussions and provide the basis for some lessons learned to help guide decisions by DOE and the industry in further developing this resource. The technical basis for low-temperature geothermal energy is well established and the systems can be economic today in certain situations. However, these applications are far from a 'plug and play' product; successful development today requires a good knowledge of geothermal system design and operation.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2017
EventGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting (GRC 2016) - Sacramento, California
Duration: 23 Oct 201626 Oct 2016


ConferenceGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting (GRC 2016)
CitySacramento, California

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-6A10-67403 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A10-68524


  • combined heat and power
  • coproduction
  • gas
  • geothermal
  • hybrid
  • low temperature
  • oil


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