Existing peak demand for electricity is 20 megawatts, with five megawatt generated by hydropower. The government is exploring the improvement of a five to 15 megawatt geothermal power plant to add to base load.
I am specific that they have not overlooked it. Nevertheless, big oil has a vice grip on the economy and many CEOs of massive oil operate in the government. These days we have so several gas guzzlers it’s like we are caught in a permanent trap. Solution supplied, nuclear energy, a spin off of the A-bomb plan. We have to contemplate a safer way to create power proper now, contemplating the wake up get in touch with in Japan that got me moving on this front again.
Popularly nuclear reaction is equated with atom bombs. However, controlled nuclear reaction is employed as an option energy source for generation of electrical energy for the last 50 years. Nuclear reaction releases enormous energy which is utilised to raise steam as is carried out by burning oil or coal in conventional thermal power stations and this in turn is utilised to create electricity. Right now additional than 50 countries are creating over 370 000 MW of electricity by utilizing nuclear power reactors.
Geo signifies earth. Thermal signifies heat. Geothermal energy uses underground hot water reservoirs to energy electric generators. Steam from the reservoirs spins turbines to create electrical energy. The Geysers in Northern California is the biggest geothermal power plant in the United States. It creates enough electricity to energy about 725,000 houses.
The most current (1994) estimate of temperature at the core of earth is about 7500 deg. C. Energy obtained by tapping into the hot interior of the earth is called the geothermal power. Geothermal energy is an option power supply for generation of electricity it is also applied for heating homes in cold nations, and for supplying approach heat needs.