Researchers find great geothermal potential off the coast of Baja California, Mexico

Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico (source: flickr/ Jeff Gunn, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 25 Jul 2018

Researchers of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have found great geothermal potential off the south coast of Baja California in Mexico.

As recently reported locally, deep waters located off the south coast of Los Cabos on Baja California in Mexico have high geothermal potential. This was found out by scientists of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM):

The research team from the Department of Natural Resources at UNAM’s Institute of Geophysics located a deep-sea deposit containing hydrothermal vents or “sea chimneys” off the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula after more than 10 years of work.

Leading researcher Rosa María Prol said the geothermal energy potential of the team’s discovery is significantly greater than 500 MW, adding that there are other marine sites located up and down the 1,200-kilometer-long peninsula that could also be exploited.

Prol explained that the UNAM team first detected the presence of geothermal activity during visits to the area between 2004 and 2006.

“We found that there were wells [with water] of 90 degrees C. When we went to get samples, we calculated that the temperature of the deposit was close to 200 C, which suggested that it could produce a lot of energy,” she said.

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Source: Mexico News Daily