A systematic review of enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems: past, present and future

Breede, K., Dzebisashvili, K., Liu, X. and Falcone, G. (2013) A systematic review of enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems: past, present and future. Geothermal Energy, 1(1), 4. (doi:10.1186/2195-9706-1-4)

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Abstract

Enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems (EGS) have evolved from the hot dry rock concept, implemented for the first time at Fenton Hill in 1977. This paper systematically reviews all of the EGS projects worldwide, based on the information available in the public domain. The projects are classified by country, reservoir type, depth, reservoir temperature, stimulation methods, associated seismicity, plant capacity and current status. Thirty five years on from the first EGS implementation, the geothermal community can benefit from the lessons learnt and take a more objective approach to the pros and cons of ‘conventional’ EGS systems.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Falcone, Professor Gioia and Liu, Dr Xiaolei
Authors: Breede, K., Dzebisashvili, K., Liu, X., and Falcone, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Geothermal Energy
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2195-9706
ISSN (Online):2195-9706
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Breede et al.
First Published:First published in Geothermal Energy 1:4
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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