Friday, August 11, 2017

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update

A round-up of this week's geothermal energy news....... 

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The latest information on the geothermal energy event of the year........


Monday, August 7
GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GeoExpo+ - Opening Session Speakers at Geothermal Energy Event- Governor Gary Herbert and Mayor Jackie Biskupski will address attendees at the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting and Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) GeoExpo+ at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, October 2.

Science & Technology: Heavy Oil Extraction Technology Can be Applied to Geothermal Energy - While the economic future of greenfield heavy-oil projects is in serious doubt these days, one prominent applied research group in Canada said that some of the technologies involved with heavy oil have the potential to be used around the world. The catch is that the technologies—specifically those involved in steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)—would be primarily used not to produce oil, but geothermal power.

USA, California: Ormat to Run Flow and Injection Test at Mammoth Geothermal Field - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office, in coordination with the Inyo National Forest Mammoth Lakes Ranger District, has approved a proposal by Ormat Nevada Inc. to conduct a 30-day flow and injection test of two existing geothermal wells, expected to begin August 21, near the town of Mammoth Lakes, California.

Tuesday, August 8
Commonwealth of Dominica: More Funds Made available for Geothermal Energy Development - Dominica’s geothermal project, part of the Government’s plan to provide a more reliable and affordable source of energy to Dominicans, has received further funding to ensure completion.

Wednesday, August 9
USA, Utah: Big News for Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy - Drilling Begins at Milford Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy

USA: Feasibility Study of 5 MW Wellhead Geothermal Turbine at Olkaria - Langson Energy, Inc. (LEI), a US energy equipment manufacturer based in Newport Beach, California & Carson City, Nevada, has been selected by Kenya Electricity Generating Limited (KenGen) to conduct a green technology feasibility study for their Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant.

Canada: Polaris Infrastructure Plans to Add up to 82 MW Geothermal Energy Capacity - Marc Murnaghan, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Infrastructure commented, "We are pleased with the improved free cash flow generation of the San Jacinto project, and remain committed to strategically investing further, where we think opportunity exists to further improve power generation.

Thursday, August 10
USA, Idaho: Market for Baseload Renewable Energy is Gradually Improving - U.S. Geothermal Interim CEO- "Our operating power plants continued to perform well during the second quarter," said Douglas Glaspey, Interim Chief Executive Officer. "We believe the market for baseload renewable energy is gradually improving, as evidenced by our recent RFP proposal submittals to the San Francisco PUC and NV Energy.

United Kingdom: Funding Provided for Scottish Commercial Deep Geothermal District Heating Project - The wider project will see the first commercial deep geothermal heat pump installed in the UK in nearly thirty years, providing green energy at below-market prices to nearby homes and businesses. It will also create new office space and retail areas which will attract dynamic businesses into Kilmarnock, as well as affordable homes.

Friday, August 11

Ethiopia: Funds Provided for Wellhead Generator at Aluto Langano Geothermal Power Plant - They include funds for the Installation of a Geothermal Wellhead in Aluto Langano to help diversify power sources, and realize the power supply from a geothermal power plant through the introduction of wellhead power system. The project is expected to benefit 300,000 people.

Iceland: Alterra Power Reports Reykjanes Geothermal Power Plant Running at 75 MW After Improvements- Geothermal field improvement at Reykjanes: Recent field enhancement efforts (including well venting and turbine pressure adjustments) have resulted in increased generation (plant currently running at highest output level in 14 months, 75 MW).

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