The Use of Geothermal Energy at Military Installations.
Research rept. 1 Sep-15 Oct 76,
BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS RICHLAND WASH
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This report is a result of a review of eight ARPA funded projects conducted to identify 1 geothermal resources for military installations and 2 key problems for their development. Of these, four projects dealt with identification and evaluation of resources two dealt with problems associated with the chemistry of geothermal fluids, in particular corrosion and scaling one project was concerned with the critical problem of drilling for geothermal resources and one was a review of the current state-of-the-art of geothermal energy development. As a result of these studies, two target areas have been identified as prime candiates for development of geothermal energy at military installations. The Coso Hot Springs, on the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, CA, and the Marine Corps base at Twenty-nine Palms, CA. In addition, two test sites are proposed in southern Texas for research and development of geopressured systems. As of the beginning of FY77, the Coso Geothermal Site is under active exploration and development with research funding from ERDA. The objectives of these eight ARPA funded research projects have been accomplished.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Electric Power Production and Distribution