Newberry Caldera Geothermal Area

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Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Oregon

Exploration Region: Cascades Geothermal Region

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Coordinates: 43.7167°, -121.2333°


Resource Estimate

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USGS Mean Reservoir Temp: 275°C
548.15 K
527 °F
986.67 °R
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USGS Estimated Reservoir Volume: 8 km³ [1]

USGS Mean Capacity: 124 MW [1]

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History and Infrastructure



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Developing Power Projects: 2


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Exploration History



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Geology of the Area



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NEPA-Related Analyses (3)


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Document #Analysis
Type
ApplicantApplication
Date
Decision
Date
Lead
Agency
Development
Phase(s)
Techniques
DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2010-0003-EAEADavenport Power LLC13 August 2010BLMGeothermal/ExplorationWell Testing Techniques
Drilling Techniques
Exploration Drilling
Seismic Techniques
Passive Seismic Techniques
DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2011-0003-EAEADavenport Power LLC14 May 20105 April 2012BLMGeothermal/Well FieldDrilling Techniques
NEPA Process for Geothermal Power Plants in the Deschutes National ForestEISCal Energy1 July 1992USFS
BLM
Geothermal/Exploration
Geothermal/Well Field
Geothermal/Power Plant
Exploration Drilling
Exploratory Boreholes
Production Wells
Thermal Gradient Holes


Exploration Activities (1)


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Page Technique Activity Start Date Activity End Date Reference Material
Micro-Earthquake At Newberry Caldera Geothermal Area (2011) Micro-Earthquake 2011 2011

References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.


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