The Bouillante Geothermal Power-Plant, Guadeloupe

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Journal Article: The Bouillante Geothermal Power-Plant, Guadeloupe

The geothermal exploration work carried out in Guadeloupe until 1977 by EURAFREP revealed the existence of an underground hot water field at a temperature of 240°C. Four drillings were made, two of which produced superheated water that flashes to steam, and after several testing programs. Electricite de France (EDF) decided to build a geothermal power station with a net output of 4.2 MWe. This installation is a double flash cycle unit with a condensing turbine and sea water-cooled direct contact condenser equipped with a barometer pipe. The operation of this power-plant will be mainly automatic and the electric output will meet 6% of the Guadeloupe electric power demand at a cost lower than the one obtained with diesel generators.

P. Jaud and D. Lamethe

Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1985




P. Jaud,D. Lamethe. 1985. The Bouillante Geothermal Power-Plant, Guadeloupe. Geothermics. (!) .