Raser Technologies completes testing at Thermo plant
Raser Technologies has "now entered the power production business as their Thermo plant in Beaver County, Utah comes online. There are a number of noteworthy aspects of this project which are named below.
Found via Montaraventures.com, Raser Technologies has supposedly “now entered the power production business as their Thermo plant in Beaver County, Utah comes online. There are three noteworthy aspects of this project:
- Speed. This plant moved from concept to production in 18 months, breaking the land-world speed record for geothermal plant development.
- Resource. This is a low temperature, high flow rate resource unlike most geothermal fields where the resource is usually in excess of 200 C. Such resources have been thought in the past to be non-viable as recently as five years ago.
- Design. Traditionally, geothermal plants are optimized for the specific resource. In this case, 50 UTC units were ganged as a pod to create a net 10MW facility.
With the resource showing much larger size than initially scoped at 230MWe of potential, Raser could be a long-term and productive entrant in the geothermal and renewable energy generation field.
Once final commission occurs in the next few weeks, the power generated will be consumed by the City of Anaheim.