Friday, July 6, 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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New Executive Director of the Geothermal Resources Council Announced - The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William Pettitt as the association’s new Executive Director, taking up his duties on July 9.

Monday, July 2

USA: Listen In for Updates from the Geothermal Technologies Office - Dr. Hamm will be joined by Kevin Lynn, Grid Integration Director at DOE who will touch on the Grid Modernization Initiative and how geothermal fits into that picture. Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST.

USA, Nevada: Endangered Toad May Affect Dixie Valley Geothermal Power Project - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said last Tuesday that conservationists presented substantial scientific information suggesting the Dixie Valley toad could be at risk of extinction.

Kenya: Olkaria III Geothermal Power Plant 1 Expansion Adds Another 11 MW - With the completion of the 11 MW expansion project, the total generating capacity of the complex has reached 150 MW. The scope of the project included drilling of new wells, adding a new Ormat Energy Converter unit, and optimizing other existing units.

Portugal: Financing Provided to Increase Use of Geothermal Energy in the Country- Launched and operated by the Innovation Support Fund (FAI), this initiative has as its main objective the increase of the use geothermal energy in the country.

Tuesday, July 3
Indonesia: New Tariff Regime for Renewable Energies Including Geothermal - The new regime gives the Indonesian state power company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), greater control over tariffs in the sector through business-to-business negotiations and benchmarking against the applicable Electricity Generation Basic Cost (Biaya Pokok Penyediaan Pembangkitan or BPP).

Wednesday, July 4
Japan: Swedish Company To Provide 4 Heat Power Modules - Swedish company, Climeon, has taken its first step into the geothermal market in Japan with an order for four Heat Power modules to be purchased by Baseload Capital Sweden on the behalf of a newly started Heat Power operator.

Thursday, July 5
Indonesia: Geothermal Power Producer Star Energy Group Holdings Taken Over By Barito Pacific - Barito Pacific has bought a 66.67% interest in the geothermal company for USD 755 million (EUR 648m). Star Energy owns plants with a total consolidated capacity of 875 MW.

Friday, July 6
USA: DOE Announces $4.3 Million Funding for Geothermal Energy R&D to Advance Waterless Stimulation Technologies - The most commonly applied wellbore stimulation technology, hydraulic fracturing, relies heavily on water-based fracturing fluids due to the general availability and low cost of water as well as its capability for proppant transport.

Global Geothermal Energy Awards - Nominations Due Today! - The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world and have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970’s.

USA, Massachusetts: Vacancy as Project Engineer With Eden GeoPower - Full-time. Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year. Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics using software packages to simulate fluid flow in a coaxial pipe, two-phase flow, heat transfer in a porous medium.

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