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Student Resources on Geothermal Electricity Production

Photo of the Geysers power plants in California.

Students can learn about geothermal power by visiting The Geysers in California—the world's largest geothermal energy source.

The following resources will help you learn more about geothermal electricity production. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to geothermal electricity production.

High School and College Level

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program: Power Plants
More basic information.

Geothermal Resources Council
Provides information about and for the geothermal industry.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
Provides in-depth coverage on geothermal resources, technologies and policies.


The Status and Future of Geothermal Electric Power

Publications about Geothermal Technologies
From the U.S. Department of Energy.

Geothermal Energy Technology Subject Portal
More publications from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

From the Oregon Institute of Technology Geo-Heat Center: