Thursday, May 9, 2019

USA: FERC Predicts an Additional 913 MW of Geothermal Steam Capacity Will be Added by 2022

FERC report indicates shining days for renewable energy sector (Greentech Lead)

The latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report said solar, wind, and hydropower have accounted for 59.6 percent of new capacity added to the U.S. electricity generation mix during the first quarter of 2019.

Utility-scale renewable energy sources including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind now account for 21.49 percent of the total installed operating generating capacity – more than double that of nuclear power (9.04 percent) and almost equal to that of coal (21.68 percent).

The total available installed geothermal steam generating capacity is now 3.84 GW which represents 0.32% of total capacity.

FERC reports that an additional 913 MW of geothermal steam capacity from 18 units will be added by 2022 with 280 MW being of "high probability".

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