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Electricity generation from Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Strasbourg, France, Workshop5
Electricity generation from Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Strasbourg, France, Workshop5
14-16 September 2006 Hôtel Regent Petite France
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Power Production in HFR Soultz project
After the completion of the 3 wells system in the previous years of the European HFR 
Soultz project, improvement of the brine circulation to be established through the 
underground heat-exchanger is under way, mainly by innovative chemical and hydraulic 
stimulation of the crystalline rocks. In the mean time, the design of the future 
power plant was investigated by integration of numeric modelling of the different 
components. This power unit will include the brine circulation system consisting of 
two extraction pumps, one long shaft and one electro-submersible pump, and one re-
injection pump at ground level.
The energy consumption for brine extraction and re-injection was computed from the 
combination of the thermo-hydraulic Geowatt well model and well pumping modules.
As for the electric power production, Organic Rankine Cycle system with hydrocarbon 
working fluid shows better efficiency than other conversion systems in connection 
with the hot temperature expected at the inlet of the plant (175-185 °C) and with 
the cold source available on site.
The expected energy balance of a demonstrative 1,5 MWelec ORC to be installed on 
site will be presented in regard with different wells management hypothesis. Final 
figures of real heat extraction will be fixed at the end of the long duration 
thermal test of the heat-exchanger to start in the coming months.
Id: 38
Place: Hôtel Regent Petite France
5, rue des Moulins
67000 Strasbourg
Starting date:
15-Sep-2006   11:40
Duration: 20'
Primary Authors: Mr. LUTZ, philippe (EDF R&D)
Co-Authors: Mr. FRITSCH, Daniel (EEIG Heat Mining)
Presenters: Mr. LUTZ, philippe
Mr. FRITSCH, Daniel
Material: slides Slides

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