Wednesday, May 3, 2017

USA, Idaho: Boise has the Largest City-Operated Geothermal System in the US

Interest in geothermal energy grows, additional well added (KTVB)

Boise has the largest city-operated geothermal system in the United States, according to Boise Public Works.

They say just over 5 million square feet of downtown building space is heated with geothermal water using two city-operated wells, and now they want to add a third to keep up with demand.

"We're getting to a place where the amount of space downtown that we're heating we felt it was the right time to bring on the third well to ensure that we have redundancy, in case something happens during the winter months, during our peak season so we have some back up for the customers on geothermal heating,” Colin Hickman, a spokesman for Public Works, said.

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