Wednesday, November 2, 2016

USA, California: Transmission Study Identifies Nearly 1,500 MW of New Geothermal Resources

Transmission Capability and Requirements Report - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative 2.0 (California Energy Commission)

This report details the California transmission system’s current capabilities to interconnect and deliver 50% renewable energy to California consumers by 2030, and identifies the new transmission necessary to interconnect the potential generation in each Transmission Assessment Focus Areas (TAFA).

Collectively, the TAFAs include over 40,000 MW of potential generation, incorporating hypothetical development potential for wind, solar and geothermal resources.

The largest geothermal resource identified for this study is 1,000 MW in the Imperial Valley. In addition, 450 MW of potential geothermal energy resource is listed for the Lassen and Round Mountain study range that includes The Geysers.