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Table 5 Deviation between sustainable and profit-maximizing production modes—Case 1

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

Production mode Deviation from NPVmax (%)
Production in a sustainable manner
 Lower bound (100 years) − 15.3
 Upper bound (300 years) − 34.3
 Truly sustainable production − 44.1