Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region

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Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region


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California's Sierra Nevada is a west-tilting 350-mile (560-km)-long block of granite. Extending from 14,494 feet (Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states) in the east to near sea level in the west, it contains the spectacular Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks (not indicated on the map). The massive granite intruded the crust in Mesozoic time and was uplifted and faulted in the Tertiary during formation of the basin and range to the east. USGS[1]


References

  1.  "USGS"
Geothermal Region Data
State(s) California

Area 56,363 km²56,363,000,000 m²
21,756.118 mi²
606,685,695,700 ft²
67,410,148,000 yd²
13,927,579.115 acres
USGS Resource Estimate for this Region
Identified Mean Potential 0 MW0 kW
0 W
0 mW
0 GW
0 TW
Undiscovered Mean Potential 24.5 MW24,500 kW
24,500,000 W
24,500,000,000 mW
0.0245 GW
2.45e-5 TW
Planned Capacity
Planned Capacity 0 MW0 kW
0 W
0 mW
0 GW
0 TW
Plants Included
in Planned Estimate
0
Plants with Unknown
Planned Capacity
0

Geothermal Areas within the Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region

Energy Generation Facilities within the Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region

Geothermal Power Projects within the Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region

Geothermal Development Projects in the Region(per GEA's Annual U.S. Geothermal Power Production and Development Report (April 2011))


Geothermal Exploration Techniques used within the Sierra Nevada Geothermal Region