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Development overview of geothermal resources in Kilauea East Rift Zone

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Title: Development overview of geothermal resources in Kilauea East Rift Zone
Authors: Kinslow, Rob
Hass, Bridget
Maddi, Phillip
Bakane, Piyush
Keywords: literature reviews
Kilauea East Rift Zone
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Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology
Citation: Kinslow R, Hass B, Maddi P, Bakane P. 2013. Development overview of geothermal resources in Kilauea East Rift Zone. Klamath Falls (OR): Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology.
Abstract: "This study reviews the geothermal resources associated with the Kīlauea East Rift Zone (KERZ) of Hawaii island by focusing on a holistic development strategy for additional geothermal production. A review of existing literature in the fields of geology, drilling, power production and policy challenges, highlights critical issues for geothermal enterprises. A geological assessment of the hydrology, geochemistry, and structural features that characterize the region is discussed. Available data are interpreted including geology, geochemistry, well depth and temperature. A power plant design is proposed and options for electric
power and direct use are discussed. Changes in regulations, policy and cultural barriers, made relevant by a 1991 well blowout are discussed. A stakeholder engagement process based on environmental and cultural metrics is proposed in order to benefit the neighboring community."
pp. 9-17 in the Geo-Heat Center Bulletin
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
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