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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International roundup: Geothermal in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Iran, Guatemala, China, and more

This post includes updates on the geothermal markets in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, Iran, Ethiopia, Kenya, Guatemala, Mexico, China, Indonesia, The Philippines, and the UK.

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Geothermal photos via Twitter users @dpcarrington in UK and @denisegoolsby in California.

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Leading news: Geothermal Industry Heads to Oregon for Big Annual Event

This post brings you the week’s “Top news for geothermal development and GEA members,” including the latest on the highly anticipated Geothermal Energy Expo; legislative and regulatory efforts in Nevada, California, and the federal government; and headlines from GEA members Atlas Copco, Dewhurst Group, and Scientific Drilling.

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Source:Geothermal・・・from FY2010 publication of The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, Wind・・・Generated power=installed capacity(2,186 MW(※1)×24hours×365days×capacity utilization(20%) Photovoltaic・・・Generated power=installed capacity(2,627 MW(※2))×24 hours×365 days×capacity utilization(12%) (※1)FY 2009 data from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (※2)METI calculated based on FY 2009 data from Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association, etc.

The graph above shows Japan’s generation and installed capacity for geothermal, wind, and photovoltaic. While installed capacity for geothermal was lower than wind and photovoltaic counterparts, at just over 500 MW, the amount of power generated from geothermal (2.9 GWh) stands comparison with photovoltaic (2.8 GWh) and wind (3.8 GWh). Japan has increasingly shown interest in the benefits of geothermal energy; a generous feed-in tariff and attention to the National Park Act are part of the efforts toward developing the country’s vast geothermal resources.

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