Analyzing the US Geothermal Power Market

Date: June 22, 2011
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Analyzing the US Geothermal Power Market
The use of renewable energy is growing around the world, and apart from the more common technologies of wind and solar power, the energy from the earth's core is also being harnessed now. This geothermal power is being utilized for generating electrical energy for various uses today, including space heating, power generation, amongst others.

The heat from within the Earth is being recovered and exploited by various companies today and the United States is a leader in the exploitation of geothermal energy.

The United States has been quiet active in this field and in 2010, the country was leading the worldwide production of geothermal electricity. The US had over 3,000 megawatts of installed capacity from 77 geothermal power plants. In fact, one of the biggest geothermal power plant in the world is located in the country - The Geysers, located in California.

Aruvians Rsearch analyzes the US Geothermal Power Market in its report Analyzing the US Geothermal Power Market.

Our cutting-edge report analyzes the geothermal energy industry in the US. The market is analyzed taking into account an analysis of The Geysers, the biggest geothermal energy resource in the US. Installed geothermal capacity, environmental impact of geothermal power, regulatory framework, and the management of carbon emissions from geothermal power in the US are analyzed.

We analyze the geothermal resources in the US through a segmentation of identified geothermal systems, undiscovered geothermal resources, and enhanced geothermal systems in the US. Various geothermal plants in the US are analyzed, along with an analysis of geothermal use for electricity generation in the US. Geothermal capacity under development and the high capacity factor of geothermal energy in the US is also looked at.

Barriers to the development of the market along with development cost trends are analyzed, as well as a SWOT framework analysis of the US geothermal power market.

Regulatory drivers such as funding for geothermal projects, role of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009, and the US DOE Geothermal Program are looked at and how these regulations are advancing this industry is also analyzed.

An analysis of the economics of geothermal power in the US includes investment scenario in geothermal power in the US, turbine, project, well drilling and O&M costs, the cost of energy, and employment statistics.

A note worthy section in this research offering if the analysis of the financing models of geothermal projects in the US. We look at the impact of the global recession on financing of geothermal projects, the various stages of geothermal project financing, challenges facing geothermal financing, as well as renewable energy certificate value in geothermal project finance.

Market outlook and an analysis of the major players in the industry completes the report on geothermal power in the US. Some of the major players analyzed include Calpine Corporation, Enel Green Power, Ram Power, US Geothermal Inc, Ormat International, amongst others.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. GLOBAL GEOTHERMAL ENERGY MARKET

B.1 Market Overview
B.2 Global Geothermal Energy Potential
B.3 Comparing Geothermal Energy to Other Renewable Energy Sources
B.4 Why Invest in Geothermal Energy?

C. GEOTHERMAL ENERGY IN THE US

C.1 Introduction
C.2 Why the US Needs Geothermal Power?
C.3 Emergence of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
C.3.1 Identified Geothermal Systems
C.3.2 Undiscovered Geothermal Resources
C.3.3 Enhanced Geothermal Systems
C.4 Geothermal Plants in the US
C.5 Installed Geothermal Capacity
C.6 Geothermal Use for Electricity Generation
C.7 Geothermal Capacity under Development
C.8 High Capacity Factor of Geothermal Energy
C.9 Rates and Trends in Development
C.10 Development Cost Trends
C.11 Barriers to Development of the Industry
C.12 Environmental Impact

D. SWOT FRAMEWORK ANALYSIS: US GEOTHERMAL POWER MARKET

D.1 Strengths to Build Upon
D.2 Weaknesses to Overcome
D.3 Opportunities to Exploit
D.4 Threats to Overcome

E. REGULATORY DRIVERS

E.1 Overview
E.2 Funding for Geothermal Projects
E.3 Role of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009
E.4 Federal/State Renewable Standards
E.5 Federal Tax Incentives
E.6 Federal Permitting
E.7 US Department of Energy - Geothermal Program
E.7.1 Geoscience and Supporting Technologies
E.7.2 R&D Support for Exploring & Drilling Geothermal Resources
E.7.3 Research & Testing on Energy Systems
E.8 Recent Regulatory Developments
E.8.1 DoI’s Bureau of Land Management Opens 190 Million Acres to Geothermal Power
E.8.2 Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits through the Economic Stimulus Act
E.8.3 Federal Government Announces $400 Million in ARRA Funding for Geothermal Energy Projects
E.8.4 DOE announces Geothermal Research Initiative
E.8.5 Department of Energy Awards $338 Million to Accelerate Domestic Geothermal Energy

F. ECONOMICS OF GEOTHERMAL POWER IN THE US

F.1 Investment in Geothermal Power
F.2 Turbine, Project, Well Drilling and O&M Costs
F.3 Cost of Energy
F.4 Employment Statistics

G. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

G.1 R&D Focus Areas
G.2 Government Funding for R&D
G.3 Industry Funded Research

H. MANAGING CARBON EMISSIONS FROM GEOTHERMAL POWER IN US

H.1 Presence of Geothermal Resource in the US
H.2 Potential Power Production Capacity
H.3 2015 Power Production Potential - WGA Estimates
H.4 Deriving Economical Results from Technology Infusion
H.5 Geothermal Energy vs. Fossil Sources: Performance & Emission
H.6 Constraints to Developing Geothermal Energy on Mass Scale
H.7 Summing Up

I. CASE STUDIES

I.1 Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Field
I.2 Blundell Geothermal Plant
I.3 Casa Diablo Geothermal Field
I.4 Chena Hot Springs, Alaska
I.5 Desert Peak
I.6 Puna Geothermal Venture
I.7 Salton Sea Geothermal Field
I.8 The Geysers
I.9 Wabuska Hot Springs Geothermal Field

J. ANALYSIS OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY MARKETS BY STATE

J.1 Alaska
J.2 Arizona
J.3 California
J.4 Colorado
J.5 Hawaii
J.6 Idaho
J.7 Louisiana
J.8 Mississippi
J.9 Nevada
J.10 New Mexico
J.11 Oregon
J.12 Texas
J.13 Utah
J.14 Washington
J.15 Wyoming

K. FINANCING GEOTHERMAL PROJECTS IN THE US

K.1 Overview
K.2 Impact of the Global Recession
K.3 Financing of Geothermal Projects
K.4 Stages of Geothermal Financing
K.4.1 Early-Stage Financing
K.4.2 Late Development Financing
K.4.3 Construction & Operation Financing
K.5 Challenges Facing Geothermal Financing
K.6 Renewable Energy Certificate Value in Geothermal Project Finance
K.7 Conclusion

L. US GEOTHERMAL INDUSTRY: MARKET OUTLOOK

M. MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE US GEOTHERMAL INDUSTRY

M.1 Calpine Corporation
M.1.1 Corporate Profile
M.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
M.1.3 Major Products & Services
M.1.4 SWOT Framework Analysis
M.2 Caithness Energy Development
M.3 Enel Green Power
M.4 Mustang Geothermal
M.5 Nevada Geothermal Power, Inc
M.6 Northern California Power Agency
M.7 Ormat International, Inc.
M.8 Ram Power Corporation
M.9 U.S. Geothermal Inc.

N. APPENDIX

O. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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