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 anassessment of our Nation�sgeothermal resources.Geothermal power plantsare currently operating in sixstates: Alaska, California,Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada,and Utah. The assessmentindicates that the electricpower generation potentialfrom identified geothermalsystems is 9,057 Megawattselectric(MWe), distributedover 13 states. The meanestimated power productionpotential from undiscoveredgeothermal resources is30,033 MWe. Additionally,another estimated 517,800MWe could be generatedthrough implementationof technology for creatinggeothermal reservoirs inregions characterized byhigh temperature, but lowpermeability, 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.