The socioeconomic characteristics and geophysical parameters for Imperial County have undergone detailed exploration in earlier chapters. The unfolding of geothermal development in a real community, however, is not an orderly process. The manner in which the county actually will be impacted by geothermal development depends partly on chance combinations of local and extralocal decision making and events. The goal of this chapter is to present the chain of recent events in Imperial County’s geothermal development process. With knowledge of the latest geothermal events, the policy and research recommendations presented in Chapters 1 and 9 can be viewed in the context of what has happened so far in the development process.
KeywordsGeothermal Field Geothermal Energy Geothermal Power Plant Energy Cost Saving Geothermal Brine
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