US: New report available on benefits of geothermal energy

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), have released a new joint report titled "The Values of Geothermal Energy: A Discussion of the Benefits Geothermal Power Provides to the Future U.S. Power System (PDF)."

Prepared by Brian Schmidt, GRC Librarian, and Ben Matek, GEA's Industry Analyst, the new report documents the many benefits of geothermal power.

"Geothermal power offers both firm and flexible solutions to the changing U.S. power system by providing a range of services including but not limited to baseload, regulation, load following or energy imbalance, spinning reserve, non-spinning reserve, and replacement or supplemental reserve," the report begins.

The report can be downloaded from www.geothermal.org/pdfs/Values_of_Geothermal_Energy.pdf

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