20 Dec '12, 5am

The 2012 Geothermal Industry: Success, Expansion, and Familiar Frustration

Unlike 2010 and 2011 where the U.S. geothermal industry saw little to zero capacity go online, 2012 was the year of project commissions. Much of this development was in the Southwest part and all of it is considered “greenfield,” or new geothermal projects in areas that had not been previously developed, according to Paul Thomsen, director of policy and business development at ORMAT Technologies. This year, in Imperial Valley, Calif., EnergySource unveiled its 49.9-MW Hudson Ranch I plant , now renamed the John L. Featherstone plant after geothermal pioneer and EnergySource founder. Due to the area’s huge resource potential of up to two gigawatts (GW), EnergySource plans to continue development. The company began drilling on the Hudson Ranch II project in late November. US Geothermal also started up its San Emidio project in Nevada, which delivers power to NV Energy throug...

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