Geothermal Energy Resources can also be Tourist Resources: Lessons from Wairakei and Rotorua-Whakarewarewa, New Zealand Metadata

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  • Main Title Geothermal Energy Resources can also be Tourist Resources: Lessons from Wairakei and Rotorua-Whakarewarewa, New Zealand


  • Author: Donaldson, Ian G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Physics & Engineering Laboratory, D.S.I.R., New Zealand
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1980-12-16


  • English


  • Content Description: To date we have tended t o dedicate our geothermal systems to a single use; i.e. either as an energy source, as is the case with The Geysers field in California, or as a tourist reserve, as with Yellowstone National Park. With increased energy demand on a local scale we may wish to extract some energy i n some areas but at the same time retain the tourist attractions that these areas have. This is already the case in the Whakarewarewa-Rotorua area in New Zealand. The questions currently being asked of us with regard to that area are: "Is such combined use possible?" "How much energy will be available (or what are the energy costs of the retention of the tourist features)?" and What are the costs i n terms of the t o u r i s t f 11 e a t u r e s of various levels of energy extraction?" As these questions are almost certain to be asked elsewhere in the future it is relevant t o introduce and discuss them here. In this attempt at some answers, I will look first at our experience in the Wairakei, New Zealand, area and then discuss the Whakarewarewa- Xotorua case.
  • Physical Description: 41-48


  • Keyword: Geothermal Legacy


  • Conference: Proceedings, Sixth Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, December 16-18, 1980


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SGP-TR-50-7
  • Grant Number: AT03-80SF11459
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 889025
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876627