Hot Dry Rock (EGS)

Work is in progress all over the world relating to a new technology defined as EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) in parallel to conventional geothermal. This technology is applied in areas with certain appropriate geological formations where a natural reservoir does not exist.

In this technology, water is injected through the well and an artificial reservoir is created. Subsequently, heat is extracted and transferred from this reservoir through geothermal fluid (water and/or steam) to the surface and used in power production. The energy sector all over the world is showing a growing interest in this new technology. Many projects are in place, in particular in the USA and Europe.

According to the report published by MIT, 100.000 MWe power plants are estimate to be installed in the world by 2050. This figure is given as 80.000 MWe by International Geothermal Association.

License Area of SDS Energy in İzmir-Dikili is suitable for the application of this technology. To this end, a R&D work was initiated by SDS Energy in 2010. The aim of this project is to construct a pilot power plant through the use of this technology. Successful implementation of this technology will substantially contribute to the power generation potential of Turkey.