How Electrical Reservoir Stimulation Increases Geothermal Heat Production
Electrical reservoir stimulation increases permeability and fluid flow rate within the geothermal system, which increases the amount of heat energy that can be extracted.
Low permeability resources are available over a larger geographic area and represent about 100x more resource potential compared to traditional hydrothermal resources.
Low-permeability resources have the potential to supply 320 GWth if they are developed for geothermal district heating. This energy could support as many as 17,500 geothermal district-heating installations across the United States—sufficient to satisfy the demand of over 45 million households.