Study Highlights Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Study Highlights Enhanced Geothermal Systems

An independent study has confirmed the Energy Department’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) belief that enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) hold great potential to provide clean energy to millions of American homes and businesses. JASON, an independent advisory group that has historically consulted with the federal government on science … Read more…

Energy Industry Meetings: Geothermal, Net Zero Energy

Energy Industry Meetings: Geothermal, Net Zero Energy

At the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) Expo in Las Vegas last week, industry optimism was high due to sustained growth in the global market, despite lagging US markets. GEA’s optimism was underscored by release of a GEA report identifying over 700 geothermal projects under development … Read more…

Global Market for Geothermal Continues Upswing

Global Market for Geothermal Continues Upswing

The Geothermal Energy Association’s new report, 2013 Geothermal Power: International Market Overview, identifies 70 countries moving forward with nearly 700 geothermal power projects. Some of the report highlights are: By the end of 2013 the global geothermal market is expected to operate 12,000 MW of … Read more…

Oregon 28 MW Geothermal Plant Online

Oregon 28 MW Geothermal Plant Online

Oregon’s first industrial-scale geothermal plant is feeding power to the electric grid, the Statesman Journal reports.

The Neal Hot Springs plant (pictured) in Eastern Oregon’s Malheur County is generating 28 MW of electricity, according to the newspaper. US Geothermal, which owns project in partnership with Canada’s Enbridge, initially put the plant’s estimated output at 23 MW.

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US Added 147.05 MW Geothermal Capacity in 2012

US Added 147.05 MW Geothermal Capacity in 2012

Seven new geothermal projects and additions came online in three states in 2012, totaling 147.05 MW of gross capacity, according to the Geothermal Energy Association.

This represents the US’ second highest increase in geothermal power capacity over a calendar year since the production tax credit (PTC) was extended to geothermal in 2005, and a 5 percent percent increase over 2011 year-end data, the trade organization says.

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