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Recent national focus on the value of increasing our supply of indigenous, renewable energy underscores the need for reevaluating all alternatives, particularly those that are large and well distributed nationally. This analysis will help determine how we can enlarge and diversify the portfolio of options we should be vigorously pursuing. One such option that is often ignored is geothermal
energy, produced from both conventional hydrothermal and Enhanced (or engineered) Geothermal
Systems (EGS). An 18-member assessment panel was assembled in September 2005 to evaluate the
technical and economic feasibility of EGS becoming a major supplier of primary energy for U.S. base-load generation capacity by 2050. This report documents the work of the panel at three separate levels of detail. The first is a Synopsis, which provides a brief overview of the scope, motivation, approach, major findings, and recommendations of the panel. At the second level, an Executive Summary reviews each component of the study, providing major results and findings. The third level provides full documentation in eight chapters, with each detailing the scope, approach, and results of
the analysis and modeling conducted in each area.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-13 14:16:19
Alternate Title Impact of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) on the United States in the 21st Century
Description Recent national focus on the value of increasing our supply of indigenous, renewable energy underscores the need for reevaluating all alternatives, particularly those that are large and well distributed nationally. This analysis will help determine how we can enlarge and diversify the portfolio of options we should be vigorously pursuing. One such option that is often ignored is geothermal
energy, produced from both conventional hydrothermal and Enhanced (or engineered) Geothermal
Systems (EGS). An 18-member assessment panel was assembled in September 2005 to evaluate the
technical and economic feasibility of EGS becoming a major supplier of primary energy for U.S. base-load generation capacity by 2050. This report documents the work of the panel at three separate levels of detail. The first is a Synopsis, which provides a brief overview of the scope, motivation, approach, major findings, and recommendations of the panel. At the second level, an Executive Summary reviews each component of the study, providing major results and findings. The third level provides full documentation in eight chapters, with each detailing the scope, approach, and results of
the analysis and modeling conducted in each area.
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Source Idaho National Laboratory
Keyword Geothermal energy
Selector Kaisler
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-13 14:07:33
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-22 15:28:48
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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