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Report: California Geothermal Permitting Guide


The Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program supports public interest energy research and development that will help improve the quality of life in California by bringing environmentally safe, affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program, managed by the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) conducts public interest research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects to benefit the electricity and natural gas ratepayers in California. The PIER Program strives to conduct the most promising public interest energy research by partnering with RD&D organizations, including individuals, businesses, utilities, and public or private research institutions. PIER funding efforts are focused on the following RD&D program areas:

  • Buildings End-Use Energy Efficiency
  • Industrial/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation
  • Energy-Related Environmental Research
  • Energy Systems Integration
  • Transportation

California Geothermal Energy Collaborative Expanding California’s Confirmed Geothermal Resources Base – Geothermal Permitting Guide is the final report for the Regents of the University of California, Office of the President, on behalf of the California Institute for Energy and Environment and Blaydes and Associates (Subcontractor) (Subcontract No. C-05-19) conducted by Blaydes and Associates. The information from this project contributes to PIER’s Geothermal Program Area.

For more information on the PIER Program, please visit the Energy Commission’s website at or contact the Energy Commission at (916) 654-5164.

Paula Blaydes

California Energy Commission

Blaydes and Associates, 2007

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Paula Blaydes (California Energy Commission). 2007. California Geothermal Permitting Guide. Davis, California: Blaydes and Associates. Report No.: CEC-500-2007-027. Contract No.: 500-99-13.