24.09.2018 - New article in Energy on modelling-based assessment of urban, rural and remote siting of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS)

Our new article on the siting of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and the trade-offs between heat benefits and induced seismicity risk is now available in Energy. We quantified these trade-offs with a cost-benefit analysis from private and social perspectives. We found that large EGS sited in urban areas are most profitable from investor's perspective, while medium EGS sited in smaller towns are most profitable from societal perspective. Despite the lack of expected induced seismicity damage, siting EGS in remote areas is unfavorable in our analysis.


Full reference:

Knoblauch, T.A.K., Trutnevyte, E., 2018. Siting enhanced geothermal systems (EGS): Heat benefits versus induced seismicity risks from an investor and societal perspective. Energy 164, 1311–1325.

September 24, 2018