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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Low temp geothermal:
"PureCycle® geothermal power plant at Chena
Hot Springs Resort in Alaska was selected as Project of the Year in the
renewable/sustainable energy category by Power Engineering magazine. .. The Chena
Hot Springs Resort in Alaska has the first geothermal power plant in
the state. It also is the site of the lowest temperature geothermal
resource (165°F) ever used for commercial power generation in the
world. The resort’s UTC Power PureCycle® geothermal system was
commissioned in August and provides power for the resort’s on-site
electrical needs. All 44 buildings at the resort – including a
greenhouse, hotel, cabins and ice museum – are linked by a geothermal
district heating system.
" More info:
"Although output from the installation is considered small for a base
load power plant, the Chena plant represents a huge leap forward for
moderate geothermal development and greatly expands the number of
geothermal resources that can be economically developed. Prior to the
operation of the power plant at Chena, the lowest temperature
geothermal resource ever developed for commercial power generation was
208 F." 9:29:11 AM
ADB lending for renewables growing:
"A financing facility of US$510 million has been approved to develop renewable energy resources in Pakistan.
ADB (Asian Development Bank) will establish the ‘Renewable Energy
Development Sector Investment Program’ to expand power supply in rural
areas through 600,000 new connections to 4.8 million people. The
multitranche financing facility is one of the first to be developed
under ADB's evolving clean energy initiative, through which ADB plans
to expand operations in developing countries to $1 billion per year. “Small-
to medium-sized hydropower plants offer the greatest renewable energy
potential for Pakistan, while possibilities also exist in promoting
greater use of wind, solar, and biomass power,” says Piya
Abeygunawardena of ADB." 9:17:16 AM
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