Performance evaluation of geothermal power plants

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Abstract

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy resource, but its sustainability heavily depends on development methods and smart resource management. Optimum utilization of geothermal resources in line with cascaded uses are the key parameters that can lead to the sustainable development of the resources. Plant optimization is one of the standard tools for its performance evaluation. As a result of optimization, energy and exergy efficiencies are very useful to give an idea about resource management to investors and decision-makers for an individual plant performance analysis. Comparing different plants could be challenging due to many contributing parameters such as local ambient conditions and individual plant specifications. This paper will perform energy and exergy analysis for the Takigami geothermal power plant in Japan. Then the results will be compared with published results from selected plants worldwide to present a sensible unified parameter that is independent of the plant's local conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing the Earth to Save the Earth - 2021 Geothermal Rising Conference, GRC 2021
PublisherGeothermal Resources Council
Pages1399-1413
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)0934412278
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 Geothermal Rising Conference: Using the Earth to Save the Earth, GRC 2021 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2021Oct 6 2021

Publication series

NameTransactions - Geothermal Resources Council
Volume45
ISSN (Print)0193-5933

Conference

Conference2021 Geothermal Rising Conference: Using the Earth to Save the Earth, GRC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period10/3/2110/6/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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