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Analyzing Geothermal Power in the US

  • Published: March 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 195 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search

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  • Calpine Corporation
  • Fuji Electric Co Ltd
  • Ormat Technologies, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • U.S. Geothermal Inc.
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United States is the biggest producer of geothermal energy in the world. The geothermal market in United States is expected to rise at the rate of nearly 13% in the coming ten years. In the US, geothermal electric power generation takes place in six major states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. Other states with major projects in the development phase include Colorado, Oregon and New Mexico.

California is the main state in the US for geothermal power generation. California’s geothermal capacity exceeds that of every other country in the world. It generates a significant percentage of its annual demand from geothermal sources. It currently has more than 52 live geothermal power plants with a total capacity of around 2,000 MW. Improving technologies such as low temperature plants are driving down costs and could lead to much shorter development timelines, while Enhanced Geothermal System developments could pave the way for the industry’s longer term growth. The accelerated growth of renewable energy projects is a response to the powerful combination of high energy prices and growing state government support.

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A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Geothermal Power
B.1 The Recognition of Geothermal Energy - Historical Perspective
B.2 Utilization of Geothermal Energy - Current Day
B.3 Source of Geothermal Energy Generation
B.4 Energy from the Earth’s Core - Geothermal Systems
B.5 Identifying Geothermal Activity Reservoirs
B.6 Grading Geothermal Resources
B.7 Exploring Geothermal Resources Commercially
B.8 Geothermal Resource Exploration Process
B.9 Geothermal Exploration Programs - Risk vs. Cost
B.10 Technologies Used in Geothermal Power Generation
B.10.1 Binary Cycle Plant Technology
B.10.2 Conventional Steam Turbine Technology
B.11 Emerging Technologies
B.11.1 Enhanced Geothermal System
B.11.2 Mixed Working Fluid Technology
B.12 Geothermal Drilling Technology and Costs

C. Global Geothermal Power Industry
C.1 Introduction
C.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources
C.3 Global Geothermal Power Installed Capacity

D. Geothermal Power Industry in North & South America
D.1 Industry Overview
D.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources in North & South America
D.3 Geothermal Power Installed Capacity in North & South America
D.4 Regional Segmentation of the Industry
D.5 Major Industry Deals

E. Geothermal Power Industry in the US
E.1 Industry Overview
E.2 Power Generation from Geothermal Resources in the US
E.3 Geothermal Power Installed Capacity in the US
E.4 Industry Segmentation
E.5 Industry Regulations
E.6 Major Industry Projects

F. Major Industry Players
F.1 Calpine Corporation
F.1.1 Corporate Profile
F.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.1.3 Industry Presence
F.1.4 SWOT Analysis
F.2 Comision Federal de Electricidad
F.2.1 Corporate Profile
F.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.2.3 Industry Presence
F.2.4 SWOT Analysis
F.3 Ormat Technologies, Inc.
F.3.1 Corporate Profile
F.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.3.3 Industry Presence
F.3.4 SWOT Analysis
F.4 Fuji Electric Co Ltd
F.4.1 Corporate Profile
F.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.4.3 Industry Presence
F.4.4 SWOT Analysis
F.5 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
F.5.1 Corporate Profile
F.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.5.3 Industry Presence
F.5.4 SWOT Analysis
F.6 Toshiba Corporation
F.6.1 Corporate Profile
F.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.6.3 Industry Presence
F.6.4 SWOT Analysis
F.7 Nevada Geothermal Power Inc
F.7.1 Corporate Profile
F.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.7.3 SWOT Analysis
F.8 Western Geopower Corporation
F.8.1 Corporate Profile
F.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.8.3 SWOT Analysis
F.9 U.S. Geothermal Inc.
F.9.1 Corporate Profile
F.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
F.9.3 SWOT Analysis

G. Appendix
G.1 Global Geothermal Associations
G.2 Figures & Tables

H. Research Methodology

I. Glossary of Terms

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Earth's Crust, Mantle, & Core. Top Right: A Section through the Crust & the Uppermost Mantle
Figure 2: Schematic Cross-Section Showing Plate Tectonic Processes
Figure 3: World Pattern of Plates, Oceanic Ridges, Oceanic Trenches, Subduction Zones, & Geothermal Fields
Figure 4: Representation of an Ideal Geothermal System
Figure 5: Model of a Geothermal System
Figure 6: Formation of a Geothermal Reservoir
Figure 7: Diagram Showing the Different Categories of Geothermal Resources
Figure 8: Workings of a Binary Cycle Geothermal Plant
Figure 9: Workings of a Flash/Binary Cycle Geothermal Plant
Figure 10: Workings of a Dry Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 11: Workings of a Flash Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 12: Workings of a Double Flash Steam Geothermal Power Plant
Figure 13: Completed Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Well Costs as a Function of Depth
Figure 14: Ring of Fire
Figure 15: Geothermal Electricity Production by Countries, and Installed Capacities (MW), 2011
Figure 16: Global Power Generated from Geothermal Resources (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 17: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power Worldwide (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 18: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in North & South America (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 19: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in North & South America (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 20: Share of Geothermal Power Market in North & South America by Country (%), 2011
Figure 21: Number of Geothermal Project Deals in Recent Times in North & South America
Figure 22: Types of Geothermal Deals in the Industry in Recent Times
Figure 23: Geothermal Deals by Region in Recent Times
Figure 24: States Producing Geothermal Energy in the US, 2011
Figure 25: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in the US (GWh), 2002-2022
Figure 26: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in the US (MW), 2002-2022
Figure 27: Renewable Power Generation in the US by Share of Technologies (%), 2011
Figure 28: Conceptual Two-Well Enhanced Geothermal System in Hot Rock in a Low-Permeability Crystalline Basement Formation
Figure 29: Estimated Total Geothermal Resource Base and Recoverable Resource Given in EJ or 1018 Joules
Figure 30: An Atmospheric Exhaust Geothermal Power-Plant
Figure 31: A Condensing Geothermal Power-Plant
Figure 32: A Geothermal Binary Power Plant
Figure 33: Flow Diagram of the Geothermal District Heating System of Reykjavik
Figure 34: Application of Ground-Coupled Heat Pump System
Figure 35: A Heat Pump in Heating Mode
Figure 36: Binary Cycle Plant
Figure 37: Dry Steam Plant
Figure 38: Flashed Steam Plant
Figure 39: Cascade Uses of Geothermal Energy

List of Tables

Table 1: Classification of Geothermal Resources (°C)
Table 2: Different Types of Technologies Used by Geothermal Plants
Table 3: Global Power Generated from Geothermal Resources (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 4: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power Worldwide (MW), 2002-2022
Table 5: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in North & South America (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 6: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in North & South America (MW), 2002-2022
Table 7: Share of Geothermal Power Market in North & South America by Country (%), 2011
Table 8: Number of Geothermal Project Deals in Recent Times in North & South America
Table 9: Types of Geothermal Deals in the Industry in Recent Times
Table 10: Geothermal Deals by Region in Recent Times
Table 11: Major Geothermal Deals in North America in Recent Times
Table 12: Major Geothermal Deals in South America in Recent Times
Table 13: Power Generated from Geothermal Resources in the US (GWh), 2002-2022
Table 14: Installed Capacity of Geothermal Power in the US (MW), 2002-2022
Table 15: Renewable Power Generation in the US by Share of Technologies (%), 2011
Table 16: State/Federal Renewable Standards
Table 17: Major Geothermal Projects in the US
Table 18: Major Geothermal Projects Under Development in the US (2010-2015)
Table 19: Summary of Nonhydrothermal US Geothermal Resource-Base Estimates
Table 20: Energy & Investment Costs for Electric Energy Production from Renewables
Table 21: Energy & Investment Costs for Direct Heat from Renewables

Calpine Corporation
Comision Federal de Electricidad
Fuji Electric Co Ltd
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
Toshiba Corporation
U.S. Geothermal Inc.
Western Geopower Corporation

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