Technical-Economic Studies Of Geothermal Projects- The Djibouti Case

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Journal Article: Technical-Economic Studies Of Geothermal Projects- The Djibouti Case

Abstract
Geothermal exploitation projects require very high initial investments and a relatively long recovery time. Before financing a project, a study must be made to determine its feasibility from a technical and economic point of view. A study of this type performed in the Republic of Djibouti has demonstrated that a geothermal project for power production offers numerous economic advantages. Estimates have been made of the production cost of conventional power (diesel oil) and of geothermal power, based on the results of recent geothermal exploration in this country and on the current economic situation. Production costs have been compared and an analysis performed on the economic feasibility of a geothermal program, including deep well drilling, installation of a 20 MW power plant and transmission line for production in Djibouti City of 130 GWh/year over a 25 year period. An evaluation has also been made of the prospects for integrated geothermal development (agriculture, stock breeding, mineral resources and hydrothermalism).

Authors 
A. Abdallah, A. Gandino and C. Sommaruga








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1985





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6505(85)90071-9


 

Citation

A. Abdallah,A. Gandino,C. Sommaruga. 1985. Technical-Economic Studies Of Geothermal Projects- The Djibouti Case. Geothermics. (!) .