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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Chapter 17

Heber Binary Plants, Imperial Valley, California, USA

“Hitch your engine to a volcano, not a live, active volcano, but one that has simmered down after a few hundred or a few thousand centuries and now contents itself with spouting up steam.”

Warren Bishop – October 1921

Heber, a town in Imperial Valley, California, is home to two geothermal power stations. Heber was first explored as an oil and gas prospect, but two wells drilled in 1972 confirmed the existence of a liquid-dominated, moderate-temperature, low-salinity reservoir. The chapter discusses the development ...

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