Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Japan: Toshiba Sees Geothermal Opportunities Around the World

Toshiba betting on overseas geothermal projects (Nikkei Asian Review)

Tsutomu Higashizawa, senior
manager of Toshiba's thermal
power global sales department
Toshiba, trying to reshape itself, sees opportunities in overseas geothermal power projects.

Geothermal plants generate power with turbines that are either directly or indirectly driven by underground steam. Toshiba sits atop the global geothermal energy market on an output capacity basis with a 26% share.

Tsutomu Higashizawa, senior manager of Toshiba's thermal power unit  global sales, recently spoke with The Nikkei about the opportunities he sees. 

Q: In which regions are you focusing?

A: You can't find geothermal resources everywhere. In Asia, for example, they lie in Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey. Africa, the U.S. and the Middle East also have a lot of potential.

Toshiba American Energy Systems Corporation (TAES) will be exhibiting at the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, October 23-26 in Sacramento, California, USA.