Geothermal power plant site selection with environmental consideration in Namafjall area, North Iceland

Younes Noorollahi, Ryuichi Itoi

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Abstract

This paper's aim is selection of appropriate location for a new geothermal power plant in the Namafjall geothermal field, North Iceland. Three alternative sites were first selected for a proposed power plant, and the environmental, natural risk potentials and economical factors were evaluated for the sites and performed a final selection. Twelve different factors were examined. Firstly each site was evaluated for every factor and a relative value from 1 to 3, was assigned to the sites. Moreover, the denned factors were evaluated based on the importance with respect to the others. Finally a matrix analysis was carried out to evaluate the sites. In the result, site A, is the best one scoring 85 % of the ideal site score, site B was second with 68 % and site C came the last with 47 % of the score for the ideal available power plant site in the study area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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