Leading news: Geothermal Industry to Meet Next Week

This post brings you the Keynote Speaker for next week’s State of the Geothermal Industry Briefing; important geothermal market details for California, Costa Rica and El Salvador; geothermal beer from GEA Member Enel; sedimentary heat resources; and more.

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“Capacity factor” refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual above. The capacity factor of geothermal power facilities is very efficient and is usually at or above 90%. This is on par with or higher than other baseload power sources like coal and nuclear and is much greater than intermittent sources.

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Leading news: More Agencies and Markets Exploring Geothermal Opportunities

This post brings you updates on California renewable energy policies; a geothermal plant announced for Indonesia; Farm Bill loans and grants; opportunities for geothermal in Alaska and Kenya; and more.

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Source: Geothermal Technologies Office, Department of Energy (PDF)

The visual above, from the U.S. Department of Energy, depicts the federal budget for the Geothermal Technologies Office since 2010. The budget request for 2016 shows a 74% increase from 2015. The geothermal program’s annual budget peaked in the late 1970s.

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Leading news: Geothermal Discussions Include Budget and Economic Benefits

This post brings you a new geothermal industry survey, news on the proposed 2016 federal budget and geothermal funding, California’s “50% renewables” debate, GEA member companies and more.

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The visual above is included in the new “Geothermal Energy Association Issue Brief: Additional Economic Values of Geothermal Power,” released this week, and displays 13 of the 17 utility-scale geothermal plants completed over a five year period (2009-2013). The numbers come from company press releases, public statements, and numbers reported to state and local governments.

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International roundup: Geothermal in Oregon, Uganda, Japan, Vanuatu and more

This post bring you geothermal energy news from California, Oregon, Uganda, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Vanuatu.

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @ThomasJGray and @nevadamining

Geothermal photos via Twitter users @ThomasJGray and @nevadamining

GEA has an international market development email list that we use to connect our companies to business opportunities in the global geothermal market. We would like to make this list as useful as possible. If you would like to be included on the list, we ask that you please take a short 4 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HDFTBP. If you are already on the list and would like to remain on it, please fill out the survey to update your information.

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Leading news: Opportunities Discussed in “Major Geothermal Resource” Areas

This post brings you news about the first-ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit; XL Pipeline debates; speakers for the upcoming State of the Geothermal Industry Briefing; news from our GEA member companies; and opportunities from Nevada, California and Kenya.

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Above: Geothermal potential for power generation in Central America is estimated to be between 3,000 and 13,000 MW over approximately 50 sites, and several of the countries are already producing geothermal.

A new report from Geothermal Energy Association members looks at initiatives available for geothermal in the Latin America region as well as for specific countries around the region. The report will be made available to GEA members this week; contact leslie@geo-energy.org to request a copy.

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