Leading news: Several GEA Members Reach Geothermal Project Milestones, and more

This post brings you news of PTC discussion in Congress, early registration for next year’s Geothermal Energy Expo, updates from GEA members involved in current geothermal power projects, international markets for U.S. companies to consider, student research in Nevada, and more.

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The Caribbean is well primed to expand in geothermal production. Most countries in the Caribbean rely on expensive oil for their energy needs, but the islands are situated on continental plate boundaries that indicate geothermal potential. Estimated potential in the area is 850 MW. The figure compares current installed geothermal capacity to “announced developing capacity,” the estimated power plant capacity reported for a specific site by a private company, government agency or contractor associated with the site. Source: GEA report, “The Status of Geothermal Power in Emerging Economies,” see geo-energy.org/reports

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Leading news: Emerging Economies and New Technologies Enable Geothermal Growth

This post brings you the status of geothermal power in global emerging economies; geothermal presentations available from 6 key East African countries; updates on new technologies; and more from GEA and GEA member companies.

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The “ASAL-FIALE CALDERA DRILLING TARGET” prefeasibility studies show the heat source and geothermal fluid recharge. The Government of Djibouti has said after the drilling program there will be a call for tenders to develop and construct the plant and sell to the off taker. Source: Djibouti Geothermal Roadshow Presentation 1, October 2014. Presentations are now available on the GEA Web site at geo-energy.org/East%20African%20Geothermal%20Information. The World Bank team working on the Lake Assal Djibouti geothermal project shared exclusive insight on the project with GEA back in December; read or re-read it at geoenergist.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/world-bank-prepares-djiboutis-geothermal-project-for-private-sector-expertise.

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International roundup: Geothermal in California, Pennsylvania, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Russia, and more

This post includes updates on the geothermal markets in California, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kenya, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Russia.

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Above: The commissioning event of Kenya’s new Olkaria IV geothermal plant; photos are from the Twitter account of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta).

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Leading news: Geothermal a Necessary Part of Renewable Energy Solutions

This post brings you updates on the Salton Sea, California geothermal resource; new GEA Executive Committee officers; winners of two DOE geothermal student competitions; events happening this month in Denmark, Turkey, and Tanzania; and new RFPs in California.

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These geothermal infographics were created by winners in the U.S. DOE’s “GeoEnergy Is Beautiful” competition. See them at youandmecleanenergy.com.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Hawaii, Iowa, Ethiopia, Canada, France, and more

This post includes updates on the geothermal markets in Hawaii, Iowa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Canada, Nicaragua, The Philippines, France, and Turkey.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @shazola61 in New Zealand and @mikelongsv in Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @shazola61 in New Zealand and @mikelongsv in Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.

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