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Webinar on low-temp geothermal use, Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

Chena Hot Springs, Alaska/ U.S. (source: flickr/ r.rosenberger, creative commons)
Carlo Cariaga 16 Sep 2019

Registration is now open for a webinar to be given by Gwen Holdmann, who helped implement the world's lowest temperature geothermal power plant in Alaska

A webinar will be held on low-temperature geothermal use at the Chena Hot Springs Resort in the State of Alaska, U.S.

  • Date: September 26, 2019
  • Time: 09:00 AM in Alaska
  • Register through this link.

The webinar will be hosted by Gwen Holdmann, founder / director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power. Gwen came to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from a career in the energy industry during which she helped Chena Hot Springs Resort implement the world’s lowest temperature geothermal power plant.

Recognized by the US Department of Energy with an R&D 100 award in 2007, the energy system at Chena generated all of the resort’s power from 165 F (around 74 degrees Celsius) hot spring water, and used the thermal waters to heat all of the buildings, hot water tanks and greenhouses at the site. Geothermal resources are available at many artic locations, some with temperatures and flow rates that may allow nearby communities to mitigate their energy challenges. Highlights and practical suggestions from the experience at Chena Hot Springs can help explore those local opportunities.