Management Model for Electrical Power Production from a Hot-Water Geothermal Reservoir

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Title:
Management Model for Electrical Power Production from a Hot-Water Geothermal Reservoir
Author:
Maddock, Thomas, III; Mercer, James W.; Faust, Charles R.; Attanasi, Emil D.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona; U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher:
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
1979-11
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
A management model is developed that determines the optimum economic recoverability of a particular hot -water geothermal reservoir undergoing exploitation for electric power generation. The management model integrates a physical model of the reservoir that predicts the areas of pressure decline due to withdrawals, and pressure rise due to reinjection of spent fluid, with a model of a two -stage steam turbine power plant that determines the quantity of electricity generated for a rate of hot -water extraction. Capital costs, variable costs and annual fixed costs are obtained for the reservoir development, extraction and reinjection, the transmission system, and the power plant. Revenues are determined for electrical power production. Application of the management model to a simplified, yet realistic example reservoir demonstrates that the methodology developed in this report can be used for analyzing the management of an integrated geothermal reservoir-power plant system.
Keywords:
Geothermal power plants.
Series/Report no.:
Technical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 34

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dc.contributor.authorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen
dc.contributor.authorMercer, James W.en
dc.contributor.authorFaust, Charles R.en
dc.contributor.authorAttanasi, Emil D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T23:14:56Z-
dc.date.available2016-05-26T23:14:56Z-
dc.date.issued1979-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/610827-
dc.description.abstractA management model is developed that determines the optimum economic recoverability of a particular hot -water geothermal reservoir undergoing exploitation for electric power generation. The management model integrates a physical model of the reservoir that predicts the areas of pressure decline due to withdrawals, and pressure rise due to reinjection of spent fluid, with a model of a two -stage steam turbine power plant that determines the quantity of electricity generated for a rate of hot -water extraction. Capital costs, variable costs and annual fixed costs are obtained for the reservoir development, extraction and reinjection, the transmission system, and the power plant. Revenues are determined for electrical power production. Application of the management model to a simplified, yet realistic example reservoir demonstrates that the methodology developed in this report can be used for analyzing the management of an integrated geothermal reservoir-power plant system.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Reports on Hydrology and Water Resources, No. 34en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regentsen
dc.sourceProvided by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.en
dc.subjectGeothermal power plants.en
dc.titleManagement Model for Electrical Power Production from a Hot-Water Geothermal Reservoiren_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.departmentU.S. Geological Surveyen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis title from the Hydrology & Water Resources Technical Reports collection is made available by the Department of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. If you have questions about titles in this collection, please contact repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
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