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Geothermal Power Plants, 4th Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Chapter 12

The Geysers Dry-Steam Power Plants, Sonoma and Lake Counties, California, USA

Abstract

The Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal power complex, has been the subject of numerous books, articles, technical papers, theses, conferences, and workshops. As with Larderello, there is a visitor’s center complete with displays and artifacts depicting the history and development of the field, and the general public can tour a part of the field and see a power plant. It is impossible, and unnecessary, to recount here all of the details of The Geysers’ history; we will summarize the highlights and refer the interested reader to more complete documents.

Keywords

The Geysers; history; geology; well drilling; steam gathering system; original power plants; ...

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