Utility-Scale Geothermal Production at Military Bases

Utility-Scale Geothermal Production at Military Bases Geothermal energy has a significant role to play at many military bases. The U.S. Navy, for instance, currently produces 250 megawatts from its Coso geothermal field near Ridgecrest, California—enough energy to serve approximately 190,000 homes. Not only does the Navy generate free electricity for the base, it produces over […]  More »

Why Geothermal Energy?

Why Geothermal Energy? Four main factors make geothermal energy appealing: geothermal kilowatt hours are generally cost competitive with conventional sources of energy; the production of geothermal energy is not associated with significant release of greenhouse gases or waste generation; unlike solar and wind power, geothermal power is predictable and typically supplies uninterrupted energy; and the […]  More »

An Integrated Approach to a Geothermal Resource Assessment

An Integrated Approach to a Geothermal Resource Assessment Geothermal resource studies focused on the Imperial Valley of California indicate that there is plenty of room to expand production of a clean, renewable, and abundant energy source. Karen L. Jones Global energy use during the past 20 years has increased 70 percent and is expected to […]  More »