State Rankings for Geothermal Electricity Generation
The State of States 2009 analysis highlights the states leading in geothermal generation in 2007. The data were limited to large-scale geothermal generation. No direct geothermal was included.
In 2007, only four states reported geothermal electricity generation. The tables below show how those states ranked for geothermal electric generation in 2007 by megawatt-hours (MWh), as a percentage of total state generation, per capita, and per gross state product.
MWh Generated (2007)
As a Percentage of Total State Electricity Generation (2007)
||% of Total
Per Capita (2007)
Per GSP (MWh/M$) (2007)
Source: EIA 2009
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