Enhanced Geothermal Energy Development Conference: Why West Virginia?

May 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Days Hotel and Conference Center
Flatwoods, WV

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This conference will provide an overview of the state of enhanced geothermal systems research and development relevant to the State of West Virginia. Topics presented will include the data analysis undertaken by Southern Methodist University that identified the resource potential, current efforts to refine estimates of the cost of electricity produced from the resource, practical aspects of drilling to depths required to encounter geothermal energy resources necessary for efficient use, geologic characteristics of the resource, critical engineering concepts involved with resource development and the experience with demonstrating development potential of a similar resource. The event will be informative for energy analysts, researchers of emerging technology, geologists, systems and energy conversion engineers, utilities, resource extraction professionals, environmental consultants, economic development specialists and policymakers.

Conference Host: Marshall University (CBER & CEGAS)

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