Study Tips Taiwan's Geothermal Energy Potential

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"Geothermal energy sites around the country hold the potential to generate 25.4 gigawatts of electricity, nearly 10 times the total capacity of the fourth nuclear power plant"

Taiwan Today, Aaron Hsu

Taiwan's abundant geothermal energy should be harnessed as an alternative power source, according to a National Science Council-funded study released Aug. 23.

Geothermal energy sites around the country hold the potential to generate 25.4 gigawatts of electricity, nearly 10 times the total capacity of the fourth nuclear power plant now under construction on the northeast coast, the report said.

Song Sheng-rong, a geologist with National Taiwan University, said as the geothermal gradient reaches 30 degrees Celsius per kilometer, water in geothermal wells or conduits can be heated into steam, driving a turbine to produce electricity. . .View Full Article

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