16 Jul '13, 4pm

Is Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal Systems the Same as Fracking for Natural Gas?

New Hampshire, USA -- The U.S. geothermal industry recently scored a big win when its first enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project went online in April. ORMAT was able to stimulate a previously unproductive well at its Desert Peak project with EGS technology — injecting fluid into a well to reopen cracks and create a resource reservoir — and found an additional 1.2 megawatts (MW) of capacity. Renewable energy experts applauded the project, dubbing it a "game-changer" and a "shining moment" for the industry. This article can be found in our completely redesigned Renewable Energy World digital magazine. Subscribe here to recieve a free copy. Though the project represents a breakthrough for EGS technology and the geothermal industry in general, EGS has come under fire, with opponents accusing it as being just as dangerous as oil or natural gas hydraulic stimulation, commonl...

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