Yangbajain Geothermal Area

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Yangbajain Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: China

Exploration Region: Himalayan Mountain Range

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 30.000429487659°, 90.59287109375°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 205°C478.15 K
401 °F
860.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 0.4 km³400,000,000 m³
0.096 mi³
14,125,866,688.4 ft³
523,180,247.6 yd³
400,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 24 MW24,000 kW
24,000,000 W
24,000,000,000 mW
0.024 GW
2.4e-5 TW

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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  :
  • Electric Power Tibet

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

Development Area: 4

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 180m0.18 km
0.112 mi
590.551 ft
196.85 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 280m0.28 km
0.174 mi
918.635 ft
306.211 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 230m0.23 km
0.143 mi
754.593 ft
251.53 yd

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Geology of the Area

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Geofluid Geochemistry


Salinity (low): 1200

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Keyan Zheng and Meihua Wang. 2012. Geothermal Resources Development in Tibet, China. Proceedings of New Zealand Geothermal Workshop; New Zealand: Geothermal Workshop.
  2. Keyan Zheng. 2012. Geothermal Power Generation in China: Past and Future. Proceedings of Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting; .: Geothermal Resources Council.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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