Thursday, August 24, 2017

USA: DOE Grid Reliability Report Does Not Include Geothermal Energy

Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability (DOE)

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry directed his staff to develop a report including an assessment of the reliability and resilience of the electric grid and an overview of the evolution of electricity markets. The study contains a comprehensive analysis and series of recommendations from the Department of Energy staff meant to inform and guide policy makers, regulators, and the general public in future conversations about the challenges America faces.

The report mentions geothermal just 8 times and states "Other technologies that have traditionally operated as baseload include geothermal and biomass power plants. However, those technologies represent a relatively small portion of total U.S. electricity generation; while valuable for the grid reliability services they provide, they are not covered in this report."
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