Geothermal Energy for Electric Power: A Renewable Energy Policy Project Issue Brief


Renewable Energy Policy Project
Masashi Shibaki
Fredric Beck
1 December 2003

This paper provides a general background on utility-scale geothermal power and seeks to teach the readers a basic understanding of geothermal power, as well as build a solid foundation for further understanding of the technical, economic and policy dimensions of geothermal power worldwide. Economic data and current U.S. geothermal policy help illustrate the concepts of this paper.