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Geothermal Energy / Energy Production

  • Hydrothermal/Conventional geothermal power plants are located at sites where heat, water and permeable rock already exist in the subsurface.
  • Engineered Geothermal Systems are a technology that eliminates the need for pre-existing subsurface water and/or permeable rock.
    • With EGS, fluid is injected into hot rock that has been fractured to create fluid flow pathways.

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