Fernley Geothermal Area

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Fernley Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Nevada

Exploration Region: Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 39.598803°, -119.110415°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 149°C422.15 K
300.2 °F
759.87 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 11.84 km³11,840,000,000 m³
2.841 mi³
418,125,653,976.64 ft³
15,486,135,328.96 yd³
11,840,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 30 MW30,000 kW
30,000,000 W
30,000,000,000 mW
0.03 GW
3.0e-5 TW

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp: 155°C428.15 K
311 °F
770.67 °R

USGS Estimated Reservoir Volume: 2 km³ [4]

USGS Mean Capacity: 22 MW [4]

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 1524 m1.524 km
0.947 mi
5,000 ft
1,666.662 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1981 m1.981 km
1.231 mi
6,499.344 ft
2,166.441 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1753 m1.753 km
1.089 mi
5,751.313 ft
1,917.098 yd

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Geology of the Area

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  1. Reservoir Testing and Modeling of the Patua Geothermal Field, Nevada, USA
  2. Recent Geothermal Projects/Exploration Activity
  3. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://geo-energy.org/
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Geological Survey. 2008. Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States. USA: U.S. Geological Survey. Report No.: Fact Sheet 2008-3082.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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