Renewable Energy Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Electricity Technologies Evaluation Model DOE Tool for Assessing Impact of Research on Cost of Power

Authors: Greg Mines
 
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a spreadsheet model to provide insight as to how its research activities can impact of cost of producing power from geothermal energy. This model is referred to as GETEM, which stands for �Geothermal Electricity Technologies Evaluation Model�. Based on user input, the model develops estimates of costs associated with exploration, well field development, and power plant construction that are used along with estimated operating costs to provide a predicted power generation cost. The model allows the user to evaluate how reductions in cost, or increases in performance or productivity will impact the predicted power generation cost. This feature provides a means of determining how specific technology improvements can impact generation costs, and as such assists DOE in both prioritizing research areas and identifying where research is needed.
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2008
Report numbers: INL/CON-08-14003
DOE Contract number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type: Conference
Resource Relation: Conference: Thirty-third Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering,Stanford, California,01/28/2008,01/30/2008
Research Organizations: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Organizations: DOE - EE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
CONSTRUCTION
ELECTRICITY
EVALUATION
EXPLORATION
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
OPERATING COST
PERFORMANCE
POWER GENERATION
POWER PLANTS
PRODUCTIVITY
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING
Related subjects:
ECONOMICS
ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION COST
GEOTHERMAL
GETEM
HYDROTHERMAL