Adaptation of social license measurement and analysis techniques for geothermal usage and development

Kyle Bahr, Shuntaro Masuda, Hanae Saishu, Hiromi Kubota, Noriyoshi Tsuchiya

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Abstract

The biggest non-technical challenges to the development of new geothermal resources come in the form of opposition from local stakeholders. This opposition comes as a result of competing values and interests, and is made even more complex by the variety of uses that are available for a given geothermal resource. In this paper, the authors apply measurement concepts from the established social responsibility framework of social license to operate (SLO). The measurement techniques used by SLO practitioners in more traditional extractive industries such as mining are also readily applicable to renewable energy development, and geothermal is one area that stands to benefit from such an application. In this paper, the authors measure the social license of two communities with geothermal resources that represent different usage strategies and development stages. Preliminary results are given for these measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeothermal Energy
Subtitle of host publicationPower To Do More - Geothermal Resources Council 2017 Annual Meeting, GRC 2017
PublisherGeothermal Resources Council
Pages613-622
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0934412227
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
EventGeothermal Resources Council 41st Annual Meeting - Geothermal Energy: Power To Do More, GRC 2017 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 2017 Oct 12017 Oct 4

Publication series

NameTransactions - Geothermal Resources Council
Volume41
ISSN (Print)0193-5933

Other

OtherGeothermal Resources Council 41st Annual Meeting - Geothermal Energy: Power To Do More, GRC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period17/10/117/10/4

Keywords

  • Developmental challenges
  • Direct use
  • Geothermal energy
  • SLO
  • Social license to operate
  • Stakeholder analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geophysics

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