Research and Markets: Analyzing Geothermal Power in the US 2012

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Geothermal Power in the US 2012" report to their offering.

United States is the biggest producer of geothermal energy in the world. The geothermal market in United States is expected to rise at the rate of nearly 13% in the coming ten years. In the US, geothermal electric power generation takes place in six major states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. Other states with major projects in the development phase include Colorado, Oregon and New Mexico.

California is the main state in the US for geothermal power generation. California's geothermal capacity exceeds that of every other country in the world. It generates a significant percentage of its annual demand from geothermal sources. It currently has more than 52 live geothermal power plants with a total capacity of around 2,000 MW. Improving technologies such as low temperature plants are driving down costs and could lead to much shorter development timelines, while Enhanced Geothermal System developments could pave the way for the industry's longer term growth. The accelerated growth of renewable energy projects is a response to the powerful combination of high energy prices and growing state government support.

The United States Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) is a program to develop innovative geothermal energy technologies to find, access and use the nation's geothermal resources. GTP performs activities built on the technical research base that has been developed over the last two decades.

This technical base will provide the information and understanding necessary to create new and more efficient and reliable technologies, and to enable the US's geothermal industry to compete for base load electricity generation. Geothermal projects differ greatly with regards to location, local market conditions, geological settings, water flows, political environment, and other elements specific to each developer. It is therefore difficult to describe in detail what a typical capital structure might look like and the financing options available at each stage of development.

Report Structure

The report begins with an introduction to geothermal power. The authors analyze the utilization of geothermal energy, the grading of geothermal resources, technologies used in geothermal power generation, emerging technologies, amongst others.

This report analyzes the global geothermal power market before the analysis of the geothermal market in the US and in North & South America. The report first analyzes the global geothermal power industry through power generated from geothermal resources worldwide and global geothermal power installed capacity. It then further looks at the factors impacting the global geothermal power industry such as growth drivers and challenges facing the global geothermal industry.

Geothermal power in North & South America is analyzed through power generated from geothermal resources, installed capacity of geothermal power, regional segmentation of the industry and the major industry deals that have taken place in recent years.

For the geothermal industry in the US, the report analyzes the power generated from geothermal resources, geothermal power installed capacity, industry segmentation by renewable energy technologies, regulatory frameworks governing the market in the US, and major industry projects, both existing and upcoming.

Major global industry players are analyzed through a corporate profile, an analysis of their major business segments, the presence of these companies in the geothermal market, and a SWOT analysis.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Geothermal Power

C. Global Geothermal Power Industry

D. Geothermal Power Industry in North & South America

E. Geothermal Power Industry in the US

F. Major Industry Players

G. Appendix

H. Research Methodology

I. Glossary of Terms

List of Figures

List of Tables

Companies Mentioned

- Calpine Corporation

- Comision Federal de Electricidad

- Fuji Electric Co Ltd

- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

- Nevada Geothermal Power Inc

- Ormat Technologies, Inc.

- Toshiba Corporation

- U.S. Geothermal Inc.

- Western Geopower Corporation

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Power


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Power