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Featured article: Sustainable operation of geothermal power plants: why economics matters

Operating a geothermal plant for electrical resources requires making crucial decisions affecting the life of the investment. Pushing to maximize profits too soon can mean an early decline in the system. In this paper, Hackstein and Madlener investigate walking this tightrope between short-term profitability and long-term sustainability. They have developed a tool for the optimal utilization of geothermal resources and apply it to two different kinds of geothermal systems.


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On the future development of superhot and supercritical geothermal systems
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Egbert Jolie, Hiroshi Asanuma and Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson
Published: 15 February 2021

From Exploration to Operation - Research Developments in Deep Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Alexandra Kushnir and Markus Loewer
Published: 3 July 2019

Integrative Approaches in Deep Geothermal Science
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Carola Meller and Emmanuel Gaucher
Published: 2 June 2018

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Blog post by EiC Luis C.A. Gutiérrez-Negrín

Please have a look at the blog post of our Editor-in-Chief Luis C.A. Gutiérrez-Negrín about COVID-19 and Sustainable Energy.

Aims and scope

Geothermal Energy – Science, Society and Technology focuses on fundamental and applied research needed to deploy technologies for developing and integrating geothermal energy as one key element in the future energy portfolio. Contributions include geological, geophysical, and geochemical studies, exploration of geothermal fields, reservoir characterization and modeling, development of productivity-enhancing methods, and approaches to achieve robust and economic plant operation. Geothermal EnergyScience, Society and Technology serves to examine the interaction of individual system components while taking the whole process into account, from the development of the reservoir to the economic provision of geothermal energy.

Geothermal Energy & Geothermal Energy Science merger

Geothermal Energy merged with the open-access journal Geothermal Energy Science on 1 July 2017. For previous articles published in Geothermal Energy Science please visit the homepage.

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