Tuesday, September 26, 2017

USA, California: Project Demonstrating Geothermal Power Generation Using Supercritical Fluids Set to Begin

GreenFire Energy Selects Veizades and Associates to Manage World’s First Demonstration of Geothermal Power Generation Using Supercritical Fluids (News Release)

GreenFire Energy announced today that GreenFire Energy has selected Veizades & Associates to serve as the Project Management team for the world’s first field demonstration of closed-loop geothermal power generation.

Funded in part by a grant by the California Energy Commission, this project will be conducted in collaboration with the Coso Operating Company near Ridgecrest California. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the ability of GreenFire’s proprietary ECO2G™ technology to allow an unused marginal well to supplement generation. The project is slated to start initial engineering in September 2017 and be completed by October 2018.

“We conducted a very thorough search for a company with an experienced team representing multiple disciplines to manage this pioneering project” said Joseph Scherer, President and CEO of GreenFire Energy. “Nobody has ever attempted a project like this before, so it was essential to find a partner that can deal with the inevitable challenges and surprises of this innovative and ambitious project.  Dr. Dan Hoyer, who will lead the Veizades team, has our full confidence and support to make this advanced technology succeed.”

Dan Hoyer added “We are pleased to have been selected for this landmark project.  It will require creativity of the team to overcome the engineering and deployment challenges posed by retrofitting an existing well with this proprietary technology.  We are committed to finding solutions that will make this a replicable process.”

Chris Ellis, General Manager of Coso Operating Company, added “GreenFire’s technology presents a unique and viable approach toward producing energy from underground heat sources like we have at the Coso project, so we are an enthusiastic sponsor of this project.”

About GreenFire Energy, Inc.
GreenFire Energy, Inc. offers an elegantly simple and standardized solution to harvest the earth’s “thermal battery,” which is by far the largest source of continuous renewable energy. GreenFire Energy’s proprietary technology, ECO2G™, accesses the extremely large, hot and deep geothermal resources that have been previously unreachable. ECO2G’s modular scalable architecture fully exploits deep geothermal resources to provide grid-scale power generation. Equally important, ECO2G provides continuous yet flexible power that quickly responds to the grid’s dynamically changing power

About Veizades & Associates, Inc.
Veizades and Associates, Inc. is a professional geothermal consulting and engineering firm located in San Francisco, California. The firm established by Harry Veizades, Emeritus in 1979, began providing consulting engineering services at The Geysers geothermal field, California with a mission to provide clients with quality services that exceed their expectations and satisfy their project needs. Under the leadership of Henry Veizades, President, Mehul Patel, Vice-President, and Dr. Dan Hoyer, Senior Consultant, Veizades & Associates has consistently grown and expanded into the International geothermal market. Veizades is currently providing quality services to geothermal developers throughout the world.