21 Jul 2014

The Women in Geothermal (WING) network

The Women in Geothermal (WING) network

The mission of WING (Women in Geothermal) is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the global geothermal community while raising awareness about women’s issues in the workplace. More info in Women in Geothermal Facebook Page.

14 Jul 2014

U.S. Department of Energy launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) launches the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), an online, open-source platform that facilitates discovery and use of subsurface geothermal data for research and energy production: www.geothermaldata.org. This open source platform responds to one of industry’s greatest barriers to geothermal development and deployment:  the difficulty in accessing and integrating quantifiable, technical data in digital format. Already, industry is using...

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30 Jun 2014

The expansion of geothermal energy keeps growing: from Island to Japan

The expansion of geothermal energy keeps growing: from Island to Japan

World’s first magma-EGS system created in Iceland In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C.  The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first in a series of wells being drilled by the IDDP in Iceland in the search for high-temperature...

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23 May 2014

Geothermal District Heating has the potential to alleviate Europe’s energy security crisis

GeoDH Geographical Information System

Over 25% of the EU population lives in areas directly suitable for Geothermal District Heating (GeoDH) . There is a large potential in Central and Eastern Europe, with GeoDH systems in operation in 22 European countries including Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Romania, where existing heat networks are well developed. Geothermal district heating is a valuable and immediate option for the alleviation...

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29 Apr 2014

Gigawatts of geothermal: JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS in U.S.

JASON study members take in the landscape at Sugarloaf, an 86,000-year-old rhyolite dome in eastern California, and among the youngest dated volcanoes in the field. Andy Sabin (right), director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office, led the field trip to the Coso geothermal field, where the Navy generates 270 megawatts of geothermal power. | Photo courtesy of Michael Gregg

A new study commissioned by the Energy Department’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) to provide clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to millions of American homes and businesses. JASON – an independent advisory group of world-class scientists that has historically consulted with the federal government on science and technology– conducted a comprehensive analysis of opportunities for widespread development and deployment of EGS...

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01 Apr 2014

What have we done in GEOPLAT in 2013?

2013 GEOPLAT Yearbook

GEOPLAT is proud to share with you our 2013 Yearbook (link). In this document you will find a sample of the main activities and some results achieved last year, thanks to the coordinated effort of the GEOPLAT members and Platform team. In our endeavor to promote geothermal energy as a valuable energy option for Spain. We will continue promoting the geothermal energy in 2014. Are you in?

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