Humboldt House Geothermal Area

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Humboldt House Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Imlay, 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: 40.577669860529°, -118.2177444458°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 193°C466.15 K
379.4 °F
839.07 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 8.84 km³8,840,000,000 m³
2.121 mi³
312,181,653,813.64 ft³
11,562,283,471.96 yd³
8,840,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 0.3 MW300 kW
300,000 W
300,000,000 mW
3.0e-4 GW
3.0e-7 TW

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp: 205°C478.15 K
401 °F
860.67 °R

USGS Estimated Reservoir Volume: 9 km³ [2]

USGS Mean Capacity: 90.43 MW [2]

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Owners  :
  • ElectraTherm
  • Inc.

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 500m0.5 km
0.311 mi
1,640.42 ft
546.805 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1500m1.5 km
0.932 mi
4,921.26 ft
1,640.415 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1000m1 km
0.621 mi
3,280.84 ft
1,093.61 yd

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Geology of the Area

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Geothermex Inc.. 2004. New Geothermal Site Identification and Qualification. Richmond, CA: California Energy Commission. Report No.: P500-04-051. Contract No.: 500-04-051.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rye Patch, Humboldt House Geothermal Area [Internet]. Online Nevada Encyclopedia. [cited 2015/04/28]. Available from:

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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