Geothermal Technology

Introduction

There are three types of plants used for capturing geothermal energy:

  • Dry Steam Plants - direct use of steam from a geothermal reservoir to drive a generator turbine
  • Flash Steam Plants - convert high pressure water from the earth's interior to steam for driving generator turbines
  • Binary Cycle Power Plants - geothermal hot water is used to heat another liquid to steam, which is used to drive a generator turbine