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A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Innovation for Our Energy Future

Preliminary Technical Risk Analysis for the Geothermal Technologies Program
J. McVeigh and J. Cohen
Princeton Energy Resources International

Technical Report
NREL/TP-640-41156 March 2007

M. Vorum, G. Porro, and G. Nix
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute ● Battelle

Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337

Preliminary Technical Risk Analysis for the Geothermal Technologies Program
J. McVeigh and J. Cohen
Princeton Energy Resources International

Technical Report
NREL/TP-640-41156 March 2007

M. Vorum,
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Table of Contents
Page Executive Summary Introduction Summary of Method Consistency With Other DOE Risking Efforts Challenges and Benefits of Risk Estimation and Interpretation Conclusions Recommendations Risk Assessment Participants The Geothermal Risk Analysis Team The Geothermal Expert Team GETEM Reference Cases and Input Organization The GETEM Model Reference Cases The GETEM Model Input Variables Geothermal Technology Improvement Opportunities Risk Cases Considered Geothermal Expert Team Scoring Matrices Suggested Scoring Process for the Expert Team MYPP Cases Scoring Changes Made to Experts Inputs 1 4 5 5 5 7 8 9 9 9 11 11 11 13 19 19 27 27 28

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Summary of Results Case-Specific Results Hydrothermal Binary 2010 Experts Case Hydrothermal Flash 2010

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