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Energy

With climate change and the depletion of natural resources being recognized as a threat to the survival of humankind,
new renewable energy is attracting more and more attention.
Hyundai Motor Group has been developing the next-generation renewable energy industry that uses tides,
winds, solar power, and geothermal energy as the new driving force for future growth utilizing
its world-class structure designing, building, and installation capabilities.

Geothermal Power, Use the Energy of the Earth

The Earth we live in has an enormous amount of energy. Of these, power generation using geothermal energy utilizes the temperature of the earth that goes up as one digs down deeper. It is a clean, renewable energy source unlike coal, oil, or natural gas.
Hyundai Motor Group has been recognized for its technologies in power generation using geothermal energy,
which is another renewable clean energy.

Geothermal energy is highly environmentally-friendly.
While solar power or wind power is significantly affected by climate conditions, geothermal energy is available 24/7 regardless of the weather, without any environmental emissions, making it a true clean energy. Another advantage of geothermal energy is that it requires no fuel.

On the other hand, the availability of this energy is limited to certain areas and provinces. Many developed countries are trying to cope with this limitation with the aid of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) to commercialize this technology, which secures geothermal sources in areas without geological activities utilizing geothermal reservoirs.

Hyundai Motor Group completed four geothermal power plants in Olkaria, Kenya, to provide almost 30% of the total power demand of the whole country. This reduced power costs for the people of the country by more than 50%.
The company once again proved its technical capabilities when it completed Sarulla Geothermal Power Plants in Indonesia in 2018 - the biggest of its kind ever built.

Key Tech

  • Selection of the power generation method based on the characteristics of the geothermal sources (temperature and pressure) and process optimization.
  • Selection of the materials and designs in consideration of the locational characteristics of the Geothermal Power Plants (volcanic zones, gases).
  • Technology for re-injection well in consideration of sustainable power generation.

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