Session 2E: Innovation and Future of Geothermal Power Plants

There are multiple areas of geothermal that can be exploited to help meet net-zero carbon goals including direct use, geoexchange and power generation. Geothermal resources and energy storage have the potential to economically provide green and dispatchable power. Geothermal has an aging fleet of power plants that needs innovative solutions to continue operation. How can we sustain our current production?  What kinds of innovation can we incorporate into future power generation to ensure long-lasting, efficient and reliable generation?  This session covers various aspects of geothermal plants including design, improvements, optimization, and economic.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Feasibility study on geothermal power generation system by carbon dioxide circulation | Yoshinobu Nakao 
  • 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM: Flexible geothermal application within the New Zealand electricity market | Andrew Marsh 
  • 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM: Impacts of Weather-Driven Output Variability on the Value of Geothermal Electricity | Wilson Ricks
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Managing Flammable Species in CO2 Capture Processes Utilizing Water Scrubbing at Geothermal Power Plants | Ken McIntush
  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM: Non-Condensable Gas Reinjection at the Te Huka Geothermal Power Plant | Ian Richardson 
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM: Techno-Economic Optimization of Flexible Geothermal Power and Battery Storage Using Reinforcement Learning Algorithms | Mohammad Aljubran