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THE USE OF PORTABLE GEOTHERMAL WELLHEAD GENERATORS AS SMALL POWER PLANTS TO ACCELERATE GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT AND POWER GENERATION

@inproceedings{Kenya2012THEUO,
  title={THE USE OF PORTABLE GEOTHERMAL WELLHEAD GENERATORS AS SMALL POWER PLANTS TO ACCELERATE GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT AND POWER GENERATION},
  author={Innami Kenya and Joel Sutter and Dominic Mutai},
  year={2012}
}
Geothermal electricity is generated from geothermal energy. Technologies used to convert the geothermal energy to electricity include dry steam power plants, flash steam power plants, binary cycle power plants and lately wellhead generator units. Wellhead units can be connected to wells with output of up to 10-15 MW, with shorter steam lines compared to a central power plant which characteristically have long steam lines. They have modular construction, usually the turbo generator modules are… Expand

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