Friday, November 8, 2019

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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Call for Sessions for GRC Annual Meeting & Expo
- Due November 8, 2019

This is a “Call for Sessions” for the 2020 GRC Annual Meeting & Expo to be held at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada from October 18-21, 2020. We are inviting proposals for specific sessions at next year’s meeting. Sessions can be organized and led by up to three people, a session chair and two co-chairs. Successful session chairs will be expected to assist the technical chair to recruit authors and organize reviews. A session will include at least four papers. More Information.......

Monday, November 4
India: Exploration for Geothermal Power Resources Begins in Gujarat State - The ISR has started surveys across the state of Gujarat as it feels that the state has the best possible geographical parameters to hold the plant.

USA: Government Agency Estimates Additional 860 MW Geothermal Energy Over the Next Three Years - FERC predicts that geothermal energy will add another 860 MW by August 2022. It records 6 units with 280 MW of capacity are currently under construction. The total available installed capacity of geothermal steam in the U.S. as of August 2019 is 3,840 MW or 0.32% of total energy capacity.

Iceland: Upgrade at Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant Boosts Output by 2 MW - With higher efficiency of the new plant, the plant now provides 2 MW more in power generation capacity, utilising the same amount of steam.

Tuesday, November 5
Kenya: Kengen Issues Tender to Build 140 MW Geothermal Power Plant at Olkaria - The Project will consist of a geothermal power generating facility and associated interconnection facilities with a capacity of approximately 140 MW at site reference conditions, to be specified in detail within the RFP.

Wednesday, November 6
USA, Hawaii: Target of Regaining Full Operation of Puna Geothermal by the End of the Second Quarter of 2020 - Ormat CEO - "We are working on new opportunities in New Zealand, Indonesia and the Philippines to diversify and grow our backlog.”

Science & Technology: CarbFix2 Project "Binding Around One Third of the Carbon Dioxide" from Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant - Scientists have successfully captured otherwise emitted CO2, and turned it into carbonate minerals deep underground in less than 2 years.

Thursday, November 7
Finance: Geothermal is Cost-Competitive with Conventional Generation in Latest Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis - LCOE 13.0 shows that as the cost of renewable energy continues to decline, certain technologies, which became cost-competitive with conventional generation several years ago on a new-build basis, continue to maintain competitiveness with the marginal cost of existing conventional generation technologies.

Kenya: Private Investor Would Have 75% Stake in New 140 MW Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant - The successful firm will enter into a joint venture with KenGen and create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to finance and develop the geothermal plant in Olkaria, Naivasha.

USA, Nevada: Commercial Operation of Upgraded Steamboat Hills Geothermal Power Plant Expected Early 2020 - We are planning to replace all of the old power plant equipment with new advanced technology equipment that will eventually increase the capacity by approximately 16 MW and reduce maintenance costs.

Friday, November 8
Turkey: Chinese Company to Supply 3.2 MW Geothermal Power Plant in Canakkale - Kaishan Compressor, a Chinese air compressor maker, has won its first Turkish contract to construct a 3.2 MW binary cycle geothermal power station in the northwestern city of Canakkale.

United Kingdom: Dr Charlotte Adams is an Energy Champion! - Charlotte Adams’ outstanding work bridges the gaps between academia, industry and society and promotes Geothermal energy options in the UK.

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