Geothermal Power Plants in Asia (other) & Russia
Fang
Location: Thailand
Operator: Elec Generating Authority of Thailand
Configuration: 300 kW binary
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: Ormat
EPC: Ormat
Quick facts: The Fang plant uses three 150m wells and generates electricity at about 6.3-8.6 /kWh, half the cost of diesel power production in this remote location. EGAT also implemented an air conditioning cold storage and crop dryer system using exhausted hot water.

Photograph courtesy of Ormat
Posted 20 Sep 2004

Lihir
Location: Papua New Guinea
Operator: Lihir Gold Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 6 MW, 3 X 10 MW
Operation: 2003-2005
T/G supplier: GE, Ideal
Quick facts: Lihir Gold's operations are located on Niolam Island (aka Lihir Island), a volcanic sea mount in New Ireland Province. The 6-MW T/G set was the first geothermal plant in PNG. The plant will be extended by the addition of two more 10-MW sets and is connected to the island grid by four 11kV underground circuits. Use of the geothermal facility will displace generation by of the 70-MW Putput diesel power plant.

Photograph courtesy of Lihir Gold Ltd
Posted 7 Sep 2005

Mutnov
Location: Russia
Operator: JSC Geoterm
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW
Operation: 2001-2002
T/G supplier: Kaluga, Privod
EPC: Ukrenergoprom
Quick facts: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a loan of $99.9mn for the power plant and in 2002 RAO UES Rossi invested a further Rbl 506mn in the project. The Mutnovsky steam field is well explored as over 90 wells have been drilled. Two-phase fluids with a well-head temperature of 160-180C have been discovered. The plant is at 1,000m altitude. JSC Geoterm was taken over by RusHydro in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Re-posted 13 Feb 2014

 
Pauzhetskaya
Location: Russia
Operator: JSC Geoterm
Configuration: 2 X 2.5 MW (ret), 2 X 6 MW, 1 X 2.5 MW
Operation: 1966-2011
T/G supplier: Kaluga, Kirov, Privod
EPC: Ukrenergoprom
Quick facts: This was the first geothermal plant in Russia and went commercial on 18 Aug 1966. The site is at the Kambala geothermal field in the southwestern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula near the Kosheleva and Kambalny volcanoes. The first unit was rebuilt in 2006 and Unit-2 was retired in 2009. A binary unit wa added in 2011

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 13 Feb 2014

Verkhne-Mutnov
Location: Russia
Operator: JSC Geoterm
Configuration: 3 X 4 MW
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: Kaluga
EPC: Ukrenergoprom
Quick facts: The GPP was built with 14 containers of preassembled equipment.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 13 Feb 2014

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Oct-2016

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