TITLE

Power from the underground

AUTHOR(S)
Yearling, James
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
High Country News;2/18/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of geothermal power production in Nevada. Geothermal power plants are providing electricity to over 200,000 residents in the state, with more projects that could nearly double the nation's geothermal generating capacity. Geothermal sources are generating nearly 3,000 megawatts per year in the country, which is more than other nation. However, only 0.4% of the total energy is in use, in which Jefferson Tester of Massachusetts Institute of Technology says the investment risk is too high for a commercial scale industry to flourish. The state is very vital for geothermal production because of its underground reservoirs of steam, hot water and hot rocks tend to lie close to the surface, which is the most important requirement of such production.
ACCESSION #
31217249

 

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