This paper presents modeling of the Puna Geothermal Venture as a case study in understanding how the technology of geothermal can by successfully implemented. The paper presents a review of the Puna Geothermal Venture specifications, followed by simulation results carried out using NREL SAM and RETSCREEN analysis tools in order to quantify the pertinent metrics associated with the geothermal powerplant by retrofitting its current capacity of 30 MW to 60 MW. The paper closes with a review of current state-of-the art H2S abatement strategies for geothermal power plants, and presents an outline of how these technologies can be implemented at the Puna Geothermal Venture.

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