Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region

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Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


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The northern Walker Lane (NWL) is a structurally complex zone of transition between the Sierra Nevada/Great Valley microplate and the Basin and Range Province. It is a major right-lateral shear zone which has been defined on both physiographic and geologic grounds Evidence from seismic and geologic studies together indicate that this 100 km wide zone is actively deforming and accommodates 20% of the relative motion between the Pacific and North American plates. Block modeling of crustal deformation of the northern Walker Lane and Basin and Range from GPS velocities[1]


References

  1.  "Block modeling of crustal deformation of the northern Walker Lane and Basin and Range from GPS velocities"
Geothermal Region Data
State(s) California, Nevada

Area 81,283 km²81,283,000,000 m²
31,375.238 mi²
874,922,083,700 ft²
97,214,468,000 yd²
20,085,435.715 acres
USGS Resource Estimate for this Region
Identified Mean Potential 762.7 MW762,700 kW
762,700,000 W
762,700,000,000 mW
0.763 GW
7.627e-4 TW
Undiscovered Mean Potential 1133.6 MW1,133,600 kW
1,133,600,000 W
1,133,600,000,000 mW
1.134 GW
0.00113 TW
Planned Capacity
Planned Capacity 630 MW630,000 kW
630,000,000 W
630,000,000,000 mW
0.63 GW
6.3e-4 TW
Plants Included
in Planned Estimate
10
Plants with Unknown
Planned Capacity
0

Energy Generation Facilities within the Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


Geothermal Exploration Techniques used within the Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region