Geothermal energy of Slovakia - CO2 emissions reduction contribution potential (background study for conservative and non-conservative approach)

  • Branislav Fričovský, Stanislav Jacko, Mária Chytilová, Ladislav Tometz
  • Published 2013

Abstract

Total geothermal energy potential is estimated for 209 714 TJ per year or 6 650 MWth. Natural conditions define a use of thermal waters for heat generation only. Accepting proportion of real achievable output of geothermal projects in the non-conservative scenario at a rate of 1 861 MWth or 13 440 TJ per year, yearly carbon dioxide savings are up to reach 0,357 MtCO2.yr or 12,5 of cumulative MtCO2 in 35 years. By a contrast, introduction of conservative approach points to increase in a geothermal heat production from 145 to 243 TJ per period or 6 944 TJ of cumulative 35 years production, with a real outcome of 0,45 MtCO2 cumulative carbon dioxide savings, corresponding to yearly real savings from 9,4 .10 to 15,8 .10 MtCO2.

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@inproceedings{Friovsk2013GeothermalEO, title={Geothermal energy of Slovakia - CO2 emissions reduction contribution potential (background study for conservative and non-conservative approach)}, author={Branislav Fri{\vc}ovsk{\'y} and Stanislav Jacko and M{\'a}ria Chytilov{\'a} and Ladislav Tometz}, year={2013} }