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Geothermal Electricity Production for Electricity Providers

Photo of a geothermal power plant

This geothermal power plant in Nevada has a capacity of 12 megawatts.

The following resources will provide you with more information on geothermal electricity production. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to geothermal electricity production.

Research, Development and Deployment

NREL Geothermal Technologies Program
Focuses on geothermal energy systems research and testing, specializing in advanced power plant systems, small-scale power plants, and direct-use performance.

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program
Features about its geothermal energy R&D, including Financial opportunities.

U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network
Provides news on green power markets and utility green pricing programs—both domestic and international.

Sandia National Laboratories: Geothermal Research Department
Provides information on geothermal well construction technologies.

Oregon Institute of Technology: Geo-Heat Center
Provides information to consultants, developers, potential users, and the general public about geothermal energy, including:

Geothermal Energy Association
Promotes the development and utilization of geothermal resources, including an industry forum.

Geothermal Resources Council
Provides a comprehensive database library of geothermal publications, and information on its workshops and membership opportunities.

International Geothermal Association
Features information on the installed generating capacity for country's around the world, as well as information on its membership and conferences.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council's Connecting to the Grid Program
Provides news and resources for utilities developing interconnection rules for renewable energy systems.

Analysis and Planning

NREL Geothermal Technology Analysis Models and Tools
Provides strategic information to clients focused on facilitating renewable energy technologies in electricity markets.

Publications

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program: Publications