Energy and Economic Analysis of Flash Steam Geothermal Power Plants in Lebanon

Mamdouh El Haj Assad, Mohammad AlShabi, Ali Khosravi, Abir Hmida, Zafar Said

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Abstract

Geothermal energy has a great potential to be a competitor to other renewable resources, as it is abundant and plentiful, where one production well can be sufficient for a number of uses. However, geothermal energy systems are advancing to meet the growing demand for electrical power and other applications that utilize thermal energy as a source. In this work, a feasibility study was done in order to study the possibility of geothermal power plant implementation of 1 MW in Hasbaya, Lebanon. According to the available geothermal resource of 200°C at 3000 m depth, two geothermal plant types were pointed out, including single flash and double flash plants, showing that the double flash has a better performance in terms of actual plant efficiency of 8.16%. In addition, the condenser type affects the performance; thus, utilizing an air-cooled condenser will be suitable for application. In addition to the performance, the cost analysis shows that using air-cooled will reduce the capital cost and increase the net present value.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conference (ASET 2020)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4640-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAdvances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 Feb 20209 Apr 2020

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences
Abbreviated titleASET
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period04/02/202009/04/2020

Keywords

  • geothermal energy
  • power plant
  • energy
  • exergy
  • flash steam

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