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Geothermal Electricity Plant Operation in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Geothermal Electricity Plant Operation

As a renewable energy source, geothermal development has lagged wind, solar and hydroelectric power. Even though geothermal exhibits a higher availability rate, the viability of this energy being produced on a commercial scale is limited by geography, as deposits of high-temperature subsurface water are required to produce geothermal electricity. Therefore, over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Geothermal Electricity Plant Operation industry has increased modestly. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is poised to experience strong growth. As the deadlines for renewable portfolio standards approach, state utilities will increasingly demand higher quantities of renewable energy, stimulating demand for geothermal power producers.

Establishments in this industry primarily operate geothermal electricity (geoelectric) plants. These facilities use heat from the earth to produce electric energy. The electric energy produced in these plants is provided to electric power transmission or distribution systems.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Price of electric power
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of installed capacity (MW) vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Calpine Corp. (US geothermal operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Ormat Technologies (US geothermal operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Terra-Gen (US geothermal operations) - financial performance*
    • Table CalEnergy Operations (US geothermal operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change\
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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