Soultz Geothermal Area

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Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Soultz-sous-Forets, France

Exploration Region: Upper Rhine Valley

GEA Development Phase: Operational
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Coordinates: 48.9372°, 7.8617°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 168°C
441.15 K
334.4 °F
794.07 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 0.3 km³
300,000,000 m³
0.072 mi³
10,594,400,016.3 ft³
392,385,185.7 yd³
300,000,000,000 L
[1]

Mean Capacity: 1.5 MW
1,500 kW
1,500,000 W
1,500,000,000 mW
0.0015 GW
1.5e-6 TW
[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  :
  • European EGS Interest Group

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Exploration History



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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 3211m
3.211 km
1.995 mi
10,534.777 ft
3,511.582 yd
[1]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 5000m
5 km
3.107 mi
16,404.2 ft
5,468.05 yd
[1]

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Geology of the Area



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Brophy Model: Type A: Magma-heated, Dry Steam Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism
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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Damir Ivkovic. 04/2014. Looking forward: barriers, risks and rewards of the Australian geothermal sector to 2020 and 2030. Australian Government, Australian Renewable Energy Agency. 1-116p. Supplemental Material sent to
  2. Deep geothermal energy: the Soult-sous-Forets site has reached the sustainable production phase [Internet]. 07/15/2012. BRGM – The French Geological Survey. [updated 2014/12/12;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://www.brgm.eu/projects/deep-geothermal-energy-the-soultz-sous-forets-site-has-reached-the-sustainable-production


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