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A localized geological environment in which circulating steam, or hot water, carries some of the earth's natural internal heat flow close enough to the surface to be utilized for productive human use.
Any technological system that makes use of this heat as an energy source; such as, to power an electrical power plant or to heat or to cool a building.
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enhanced geothermal system (s) (noun), enhanced geothermal systems (pl)
A system used to extract heat from the less productive margins of existing geothermal fields, or from entirely new fields that are lacking sufficient production capacity under current conditions by utilizing a combination of hydraulic, thermal, and chemical processes; such as, rock fracturing, water injection, or water circulation.