Utilization Analysis in Low-Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin (GPFA-AB) ExampleSitesByIndustryMapsAndShape.zip

This submission of Utilization Analysis data to the Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) node of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) is in support of Phase 1 Low Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin (project DE-EE0006726). The submission includes data pertinent to the methods and results of an analysis of the Surface Levelized Cost of Heat (SLCOH) for US Census Bureau Places within the study area. This was calculated using a modification of a program called GEOPHIRES, available at http://koenraadbeckers.net/geophires/index.php. The MATLAB modules used in conjunction with GEOPHIRES, the MATLAB data input file, the GEOPHIRES output data file, and an explanation of the software components have been provided. Results of the SLCOH analysis appear on 4 .png image files as mapped risk of heat utilization. For each of the 4 image (.png) files, there is an accompanying georeferenced TIF (.tif) file by the same name. In addition to calculating SLCOH, this Task 4 also identified many sites that may be prospects for use of a geothermal district heating system, based on their size and industry, rather than on the SLCOH. An industry sorted listing of the sites (.xlsx) and a map of these sites plotted as a layer onto different iterations of maps combining the three geological risk factors (Thermal Quality, Natural Reservoir Quality, and Risk of Seismicity) has been provided. In addition to the 6 image (.png) files of the maps in this series, a shape (.shp) file and 7 associated files are included as well. Finally, supporting files (.pdf) describing the utilization analysis methodology and summarizing the anticipated permitting for a deep district heating system are supplied.

UPDATE: Newer version of the Utilization Analysis has been added here: https://gdr.openei.org/submissions/878 This zipped folder contains 15 files, including a workbook (.xlsx) file, six image (.png) files, a shapefile (.shp) and seven associated files. Specifically:

(a) A workbook (.xlsx) file of prospective sites for a district heating system, sorted by industry. These were selected based on their use case profile, rather than on their SLCOH value. File is GPFA-AB_Phase1ExampleSitesByIndustryList.xlsx.

(b) Six image (.png) files of the combined geologic risk factors (thermal, reservoirs, and seismic - without utilization) with the example prospective sites shown as a map layer. The combined geologic risk factors are shown using sum (s_geo) combination, product (p_geo) combination, and minimum (m_geo) combination methods. These combination methods are discussed more fully within the GPFA-AB_Phase1RiskAnalysisTask5DataUpload. Both three-color and five-color scale for all three methods are included.

(c) A shapefile (.shp) and seven associated files (.cpg, .dbf, .lyr, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shx) for the six image files are provided.

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Citation Date 2015-09-30T00:00:00-06:00

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Name Teresa E. Jordan
Position primary contact
Organization Cornell University
Email tej1@cornell.edu

Geographic Extent

North Bound 37
South Bound 43.5
East Bound -74.5
West Bound -82.5