Geothermal Energy...Power from the Depths

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    U.S. geothermal power plants, such as the steam plant at The Geysers in California, have a total generating capacity of 2700 megawatts, enough to provide electricity for 3.7 million people. This fact sheet explains the basics behind this power-- what geothermal energy is and what forms it takes, how it can be tapped, and what economic and environmental benefits can accrue to you and yourcommunity by utilizing this exciting energy resource. To obtain copies of EREC fact sheets, please contact the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse at 1- 800-DOE-EREC (1-800-363-3732)or EREC's electronic bulletin board at 1-800-273-2955.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1997

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-330-22269

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-10097-518


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