Geothermal

Geothermal power technologies, projects, potential, risks, and financing. Renewable Top Plant award winners.

Chile’s Power Challenge: Reliable Energy Supplies
Chile’s Power Challenge: Reliable Energy Supplies

Thermal spring deposit at Hot Rock’s Calerias project. Courtesy: Hot Rock Droughts, unreliable gas imports, and protests against proposed projects have hampered the Chilean power sector and its largest economic…



Major Developments for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Major Developments for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which oxidize a fuel to produce electricity, have received much attention of late for the technology’s myriad benefits, including high efficiency, long-term stability, fuel flexibility,…


Utility Perspectives on Ramping Up Renewable Power
Utility Perspectives on Ramping Up Renewable Power

Panelists at ELECTRIC POWER discussed how U.S. utilities choose renewable power generation technologies based on their geographic locations, state requirements, economics, and other criteria—including reliability and federal regulations. Driven by…


FERC Rule 1000: What Does It Mean?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the responsibility for ensuring just and reasonable rates and preventing undue discrimination by public utility transmission providers. Last year FERC defined a new…


Vietnam Works Hard to Power Economic Growth
Vietnam Works Hard to Power Economic Growth

For the past 15 years, Vietnam has enjoyed enviable gross domestic product increases, averaging 7% annually. That kind of economic growth increases power demand, but financing new capacity remains a…


The Big Picture: DOE Loan Guarantees
The Big Picture: DOE Loan Guarantees

Of the $35.9 billion in loan guarantees awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) since 2009, roughly $26.5 billion have financed nuclear and renewable power projects across the nation…


EPRI Bridges Industry R&D Gaps
EPRI Bridges Industry R&D Gaps

The technologies used to generate and distribute electricity will be radically transformed during the coming decade. Amid that change, the power industry must continue to meet customer reliability, safety, and…


Can U.S. Geothermal Power Fulfill Its Potential?
Can U.S. Geothermal Power Fulfill Its Potential?

Geothermal power and conventional fossil fuel–powered technologies have similar power production cycles, and both generation types can be dispatched. Geothermal power’s primary advantage is its renewable fuel. Its primary disadvantage…