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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B41/S17.064

TECHNOLOGY MANAGING EARTH TEMPERATURE BY GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT

M. Cehlar, J. Pinka, O. Vegsoova ,P. Pinkova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-15-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 497-504 pp

ABSTRACT
Nature has generously offered the use of geothermal energy, which is environmentally friendly and economical source of renewable energy in the world. Geothermal energy is used for various purposes - pools, water parks, residential heating and also in agriculture and spas. Generally Slovakia belongs to the countries with comparable young underground conditions created by latest movement of the earth in the Europe. By this movement there where many water lakes covered underground as well as the underground structure allows to cumulate the ground water long time and heat it up by natural earth deep heat. However, geothermal energy is also used to produce electricity in Slovakia areas with sufficient potential. Geothermal survey showed that the potential of the Eastern lowlands, east of Slanské is sufficient to build a geothermal power plant.

Keywords: geothermal power plant, heat source, reservoir, Hot Dry Rock resources,
backpressure unit, permeability, Geothermal sources in Slovakia, Feasibility Study