Friday, August 3, 2018

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update (Geothermal Resources Council)

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

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Monday, July 30

Indonesia: PGE Reports Successful Test of 18.9 MW Geothermal Production Well at Ulubelu - The well, which was drilled on 4 November 2017 and completed on January 8, 2018, has a final depth of 2,212 meters.

Chile: Enel Plans to Add 30 MW Capacity at Cerro Pabellón Geothermal plant - Another 30 MW of capacity will be added to the 48 MW that is already in operation.

Tuesday, July 31

Iceland: Geothermal Powered Hydrogen Production at Hellisheiði to Begin Soon - The Icelandic power company ON Power (Orka náttúrunnar) will begin the production of hydrogen at the end of August, as part of a European project.

Wednesday, August 1

USA: Opportunity for Geothermal Energy Industry to Influence Production of Hydrogen- With the help of this RFI, hydrogen use could be expanded and made more affordable across multiple applications such as energy storage, running large turbines at power plants, supporting grid flexibility and enabling baseload operation of nuclear plants, as well as increased renewable power generation.

Science & Technology: Icelandic Geothermal Hotspot Used to be Under Greenland - The plume of broiling rock rising from deep inside the Earth has broken through the thin ocean floor at Iceland's location and is now creating new land with regular eruptions of lava.

Global: IRENA Includes Comprehensive Statistics for Geothermal Energy in Report - The Renewable Energy Statistics 2018 yearbook shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity for 2008-2017, renewable power generation for 2008-2016 and renewable energy balances for about 120 countries and areas for 2015 and 2016.

Thursday, August 2

Germany: Second Well at at Munich Geothermal District Heating Project to be Drilled this Month - The results have confirmed the extremely positive hydraulic properties of the thermal water reservoir for the project location at the southern power station (HKW-Süd).

Friday, August 3

East Africa: Plan to Install Sensors in Geothermal Power Generation Facilities to Improve Efficiency - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is partnering with the Government of Japan to improve the efficiency of geothermal electricity production in East Africa.

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