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Qingshui geothermal power plant, Taiwan hits 38m-kWh milestone

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The operators of the Qingshui geothermal power plant in Yilan County, Taiwan, have announced that the project has now produced more than 38 million kWh of electricity as of the end of July 2023 since i ts opening in October 2021. The reservoir temperature is around 180 degrees Celsius at a depth from 1,200 to 2,100 meters.

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Taipower inaugurates Renze geothermal power plant in Yilan County, Taiwan

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State-owned electricity company Taiwan Power Co. Taipower) has inaugurated the 840-kW Renze geothermal power plant in Yilan County, Taiwan. The power plant is set to begin commercial operations by the end of this year. In a statement, Taipower said that the Renze geothermal power plant will generate 4.7

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IRENA reports 22% lower LCOE of geothermal power in 2022

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Between 2021 and 2022, the global weighted average levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of ten newly commissioned geothermal projects fell by 22% to USD 0.056 kWh. This statistic was reported by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in their newly published document, “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2022.”

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HEPCO, Obayashi commence geothermal exploration in Rusutsu, Japan

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The Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO) with Obayashi Corporation have announced the start of an exploration campaign for geothermal power generation in the village of Rusutsu in Hokkaido, Japan near the southern foot of Mt. Shiribetsu.

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EDC celebrates 40th anniversary of Tongonan geothermal field, Philippines

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The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) recently celebrated the 40th year anniversary of the Tongonan geothermal power plant in the Leyte geothermal field of the Philippines. After several years of intensive exploration and development work, the Tongonan-1 geothermal power plant was inaugurated on July 02, 1983.

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Successful drilling reported at Kirchweidach geothermal project, Germany

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Drilling for the project started back in January 2023 , initially targeting a depth of 3500 meters. This was reached in May 2023, but well testing indicated that the flowrate of the well did not support commercial operations although the temperature was sufficiently high at 125 °C. This finally resulted in the hoped-for productivity.

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St. Vincents & Grenadines officials reassure support of geothermal project

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However, very tight fractures in the development area limited the permeability for geothermal power production. In early 2022, the government met with Canadian company Eavor Technologies to talk about the possible reviving of the island state’s geothermal power project. Source: iWitness News SVG The post St.