Geothermal News

  • Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition

    Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DOE Releases New Study Highlighting the Untapped Potential of Geothermal Energy in the United States

    The U.S. Department of Energy released a groundbreaking analysis detailing how the United States can benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy. The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet, which summarizes findings showing that geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold from today reaching 60 gigawatts (GW) of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Delivering the Future of Heat

    As an extension of its June 2018 Northeast 80×50 Pathway, a deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, National Grid is on the verge of filing proposals for the future of heat with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to help provide a greater platform to combat climate change by decarbonizing the gas network.“While the scope of taking on climate ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Study highlights sound primary energy factor approach needed to inform consumers on the real efficiency of heaters

    The Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE), today published a study on the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) for electricity and the corresponding CO2 Equivalent Emission Factor (CEEF) applicable to technologies coupling heat and electricity sectors. ...


    By COGEN Europe

  • Hawaiian Electric Companies Targeting 2022 in Move to Acquire More Renewable Energy

    With the planned closure of the coal-burning AES Hawaii power plant on Oahu and retirement of Maui’s oldest oil-fired plant within the next five years, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are beginning the second phase of an ambitious renewable resource procurement to continue the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to clean energy. The second phase will be open to all variable ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

    The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84 per cent of the growth. A third of global power capacity is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Duke Energy deploys AI-drones over PV fleet to boost operating gains

    U.S. utility Duke Energy is deploying AI-supported drones across its growing solar plant fleet in its latest push to raise self-operating efficiency, Jeff Wehner, Vice President of Operations, Renewables at Duke Energy, told the Solar PV Operations USA 2018 conference. Facing intense power market competition, solar fleet operators are increasingly turning to drone technology to minimize ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Operators deploy learning drones to cut PV, wind labor costs

    Operators and tech companies are combining drones with artificial intelligence to provide faster, more-detailed plant inspections and earlier preventative actions, sector experts told New Energy Update. As solar operators continue to seek operational savings amid intense market competition, drone technology is set to have a major impact on PV and wind costs in the coming years. The ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline for GRC Annual Meeting is This Weekend

    The deadline for early-bird rates for registration for the biggest annual geothermal energy event in the world is September 30. The GRC Annual Meeting & Expo will bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held from October 14 to 17 at the Peppermill ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Geothermal Energy Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Geothermal Kurita Technology

    Learn more about Kurita´s innovative solutions supporting the energy of the future. Our technologies provide: Protection of the production well with corrosion inhibitors and antiscalants; Full product range for power generation systems; Protection of cooling tower and heat exchanger; Environmental friendly products for the injection well surveillance; Online monitoring system for production ...


    By Kurita

  • Scotland First: Why Dundee’s New V+A Redefines Energy Efficiency

    The Victoria & Albert Museum of Design Dundee, the only V&A museum located outside of London is set to open this September 15. Now, for the first time and in one place, V&A Dundee will explore Scotland's design heritage, blending architectural expression with energy conscious design.   Sitting on the banks of the River Tay, the angular form of V&A Dundee demands ...


    By Kingspan Water & Energy

  • NREL: Updated Baseline Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2018 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), updating a key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States. Now in its fourth year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewables Over 20% of U.S. Electrical Generation

    Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for more than one-fifth (20.05%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first third of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Kurita´s advanced solutions for the Geothermal Power Industry

    Learn more about Kurita´s advanced solutions for the Geothermal Power Industry. Our technologies cover the treatment of different zones of the process and offer solutions for production wells, turbines, drills, heat exchangers and injection wells: antiscalants for production wells and overground; film forming amines for boiler and turbine water treatment; dispersants and antiscalants for ...


    By Kurita

  • Successful use of Kuritherm®

    A Turkish geothermal power plant solved valve blockages thanks to Kuritherm® products. A remarkable well maintenance time reduction could be achieved. It was calculated a saving of 6 million euro per year thanks to the operational improvements and reductions of shut downs. Read the full case ...


    By Kurita

  • NV Energy Announces Largest Clean Energy Investment in Nevada’s History

    NV Energy recently (5/31) announced it has contracted for more than 1,000 megawatts of new renewable energy resources to be built in Nevada, and for the first time, is requesting approval to build 100 megawatts of battery energy capacity. Three of the projects will be located in northern Nevada and three will be located in southern Nevada. The company will file this resource plan with the Public ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NextEra Energy Resources, Salt River Project Unveil Integrated Solar and Battery Plant

    NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project today announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most. The 20MW solar photovoltaic generation facility, which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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