Abstract

Educational factsheet summarising geothermal systems (hydrothermal and Hot Rock systems), advantages of geothermal power generation in Australia, geothermal power generation systems, and future electricity generation in Australia using geothermal energy. The mini-abstract on the factsheet is as follows: Geothermal energy is the heat contained within the Earth and it can be used to generate electricity by utilising two main types of geothermal resources. Hydrothermal resources use naturally-occurring hot water or steam circulating through permeable rock, and Hot Rock resources produce super-heated water or steam by artificially circulating fluid through the rock. Electricity generation from geothermal energy in Australia is currently limited to an 80kW net power plant at Birdsville in south west Queensland. However this is likely to change in the future as Hot Rock power plants become increasingly commercially viable.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -6.0 East bound 163.0 West bound 113.0 South bound -43.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - Educational Product

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2007

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Educational Product
Educational Product
geothermal
Hot Rocks
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-6.0
East bound
163.0
West bound
113.0
South bound
-43.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine+hardcopy

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-d0e5-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-02-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
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