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7.8 Monitoring Options

Objective Indicators/Measurement Types of Monitoring Information Source
Where geothermal energy and water is taken, it shall be used and managed efficiently. Trends in the total amount of geothermal energy and water extracted, converted and injected, reinjected or discharged, in and from geothermal systems. Resource use monitoring, compliance and effects monitoring, reservoir modelling. Surveys and compliance monitoring database.
National energy use surveys.
Resource consent reservoir modelling.
In Development Geothermal Systems, significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features arising from the take of geothermal energy and water to be remedied or mitigated within the Regional Geothermal Resource The trend in the number and condition of the various geothermal features and characteristics. Regional monitoring of and regular reporting on the state of and threats to different geothermal features and characteristics. Geothermal database and resource consent database.
In all Limited Development, Research, Protected, and Small Geothermal Systems, significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features arising from the take of geothermal energy and fluid are to be avoided. The trend in the number and condition of the various geothermal features and characteristics. Regional monitoring of and regular reporting on the state of and threats to different geothermal features and characteristics. Geothermal database and resource consent database.
Significant adverse effects on Significant Geothermal Features arising from land use and the take, use and discharge of non-geothermal water to be avoided. GIS comparisons of mapped extent of Significant Geothermal Features Aerial mapping, supported by ground survey and site inspections District Council Consent applications and databases
Five yearly aerial photography
In Development Geothermal Systems, adverse effects on other natural and physical resources including overlying structures (the built environment), such as those resulting from subsidence and land instability, arising from the take, use, and discharge of geothermal energy or water to be avoided, remedied or mitigated Subsidence rate in excess of natural rate. Ground level surveys Subsidence monitoring by developers linked to consent conditions
In Limited Development Geothermal Systems, significant adverse effects on other natural and physical resources including overlying structures (the built environment) such as those resulting from subsidence and land instability, arising from the take, use, and discharge of geothermal energy or water to be avoided, remedied or mitigated. Subsidence rate in excess of natural rate. Ground level surveys Subsidence monitoring by developers linked to consent conditions
Significant adverse effects on fresh water and land arising from the discharge of geothermal energy and water avoided.
 
See Section 3.1.4. See Section 3.1.4. See Section 3.1.4
Increased knowledge about the Regional Geothermal Resource, and better understanding of the effects of using the resource and effects of other activities on the resource. All of the above indicators As above All of the above sources

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