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Item Description Takahashi, Patrick en_US Seki, Arthur en_US Chen, Bill H. en_US 2012-02-29T20:54:01Z 2012-02-29T20:54:01Z 1985-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Takahashi P, Seki A, Chen B. 1985. A Pacific-wide geothermal research laboratory: The Puna Geothermal Research Facility. Stanford Geothermal Workshop. en_US
dc.description Stanford Geothermal Workshop, January 1985 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP-A) well, located in the Kilauea volcano east rift zone, was drilled to a depth of 6,450 feet in 1976. It is considered to be one of the hottest producing geothermal wells in the world. This single well provides 52,800 pounds per hour of 371 Fahrenheit and 160 pounds per square inch-absolute (psia) steam to a 3-megawatt power plant, while the separated brine is discharged in percolating ponds. About 50,000 pounds per hour of 368 Fahrenheit and 155 psia brine is discharged. Geothermal energy development has increased steadily in Hawaii since the completion of HGP-A in 1976: a 3 megawatt power plant at HGP-A was completed and has been operating since 1981; Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) has requested that their next increment in power production be from geothermal steam; three development consortia are actively, or in the process of, drilling geothermal exploration wells on the Big Island; and engineering work on the development of a 400 megawatt undersea cable for energy transmission is continuing, with exploratory discussions being initiated on other alternatives such as hydrogen. The purpose for establishing the Puna Geothermal Research Facility (PGRF) is multi-fold. PGRF will provide a facility in Puna for high technology research, development, and demonstration in geothermal and related activities; initiate an industrial park development; and examine multi purpose dehydration and biomass applications related to geothermal energy utilization. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject direct use en_US
dc.subject cascaded use en_US
dc.subject waste heat en_US
dc.subject applications testing en_US
dc.subject non-electric en_US
dc.subject Puna en_US
dc.subject Kilauea East Rift Zone en_US
dc.subject Hawaii Island en_US
dc.title A Pacific-wide geothermal research laboratory : The Puna Geothermal Research Facility en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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