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  1. Erik Huber
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Presentation Discussion
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    Roy Murray

    Trainee
    May 23, 2012 | 11:29 p.m.

    With the geothermal resources around NY and PA, is there any potential for commercial geothermal power production? If so, how much?

  • Icon for: Gloria Aguirre

    Gloria Aguirre

    Presenter
    May 24, 2012 | 12:49 p.m.

    Dear Roy Murray:

    In response to your question:

    The depths of shale formations in the eastern U.S. (2 – 3km) currently being drilled for natural gas, in combination with the regional geothermal gradient, would not be sufficient to guarantee a successfull geothermal electricity plan. Our focus on the eastern U.S. is for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), specifically for direct thermal use, which is widely available at these depths. Additionally, higher temperatures can be accessed by drilling to greater depths, where it may be possible to adopt combined heat and power applications.

    Thank you for your inquiries.

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