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Table 4 Production modes and results for Cases 1 and 2

From: Sustainable operation of geothermal power plants: why economics matters

Production mode NPV (million €) Capacity (MWe) Reservoir lifetime (a)
  Case 1 Case 2 Case 1 Case 2 Case 1 Case 2
Excessive production 196.04 62.65 126.66 7.66 41.2 23.8
Production in a sustainable manner 165.98 1.71 89.96 1.84 100
128.77 − 29.54 72.83 0.63a 300
Sustainable production 109.59 − 45.46 64.25 0.03a Infinite
  1. aValues outside the defined range of the cost function, which results in a slight increase in both the surface and O&M costs