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Accession Number DE2012-1030493
Title Energy Returned On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Annual Report FY2010.
Publication Date Dec 2010
Media Count 3p
Personal Author A. J. Mansure
Abstract Energy Return On Investment (EROI) is an important figure of merit for assessing the viability of energy alternatives. EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out of date or presented online with little supporting documentation. Often comparisons of energy systems inappropriately use 'efficiency' when EROI would be more appropriate. For geothermal electric power generation, EROI is determined by the electric energy delivered to the consumer compared to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility.
Keywords Electric power generation
Energy alternatives
Energy systems
Geothermal energy
Geothermal power plants

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97P - Geothermal Energy
Corporate Author A. J. Mansure, Albuquerque, NM
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-EE0002740

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