Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States

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Report: Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States

Abstract
Scientists with the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS)recently completed an assessment of our Nation's geothermal resources. Geothermal power plants are currently operating in six states: Alaska, California,Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada,and Utah. The assessment indicates that the electric power generation potential from identified geothermal systems is 9,057 Megawatts electric(MWe), distributed over 13 states. The mean estimated power production potential from undiscovered geothermal resources is30,033 MWe. Additionally,another estimated 517,800MWe could be generated through implementation of technology for creating geothermal reservoirs in regions characterized by high temperature, but low permeability, rock formations.





Organization 
U.S. Geological Survey


Published 
U.S. Geological Survey, 2008


Report Number 
Fact Sheet 2008-3082

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U.S. Geological Survey. 2008. Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States. USA: U.S. Geological Survey. Report No.: Fact Sheet 2008-3082.