Geothermal Power Plant

Geothermal power plants (GPP), utilize the heat stored within the Earth to generate electricity, heating/cooling for the buildings and more. GPP are typically located in areas with geologically active regions such as volcanic areas, geysers, areas with hot springs, and man-made geothermal reservoirs. GPP use different methods to generate electricity with the most common approach being to drill wells into the geothermal reservoirs to access the hot water or steam. The steam is then used to drive turbines, which are connected to generators to produce electricity. The Binary Cycle Power Plants (BCPP) use lower temperature fluids by transferring the heat to a secondary working fluid with a lower boiling point. The secondary fluid vaporizes and drives the turbines. The others known types include: Dry Steam Power Plants, Flash Steam Power Plants.

Hydroelectric power plants use various methods of generating electricity, with the most common approach being to drill wells in geothermal reservoirs to gain access to hot water or steam.

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