New geothermal podcast on REW with Raser Technologies and Potter Drilling
Stephen Lacey of Renewable Energy World continues with his series of podcasts recorded at the Reno Geothermal Trade Show, this time with Michael Hayter of Raser and Jared Potter of Potter Drilling.
Stephen Lacey of Renewable Energy World continues with his series of podcasts recorded at the Reno Geothermal Trade Show.
This time he talks to “Michael Hayter, Director of Geothermal Development for Raser Technologies, discusses the company’s achievements and setbacks over the last two years as it develops a 10-MW plant in Utah that utilizes low-temperature brine for electricity. If successful, Raser may open the door for more “build as you go” geothermal power plants.
Jared Potter, President and CEO of Potter Drilling, talks about the year of testing for the company’s new “hydrothermal spallation” drill, which could lower drilling costs by a factor of ten. This year, the heat was on, as the company had to achieve certain milestones in order to get more funding from Google. If Potter can achieve what its goals, the company may hold the key to the cost-effective development of high-temperature Enhanced Geothermal Systems.”