Conventional

Conventional high enthalpy geothermal

High enthalpy geothermal energy which is traditionally operated in active volcanic or tectonic zones is called conventional geothermal, like in Iceland, Italy, California, Indonesia and the Philippines.
This is the kind of operation that are found in most geothermal power plant equiped countries. These plants can directly use steam extracted from the subsurface (Dry Steam) or separate steam and water from geothermal fluids before producing power (Single Flash / Double Flash).
This type of power plant is not intended to be developed in France, but maybe in overseas territories. The Bouillante power plant in Guadeloupe is a conventional geothermal power plant..

Sources : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Geothermal Energy, July 1999 Ser. n°87