The Future of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy has the potential to play a significant role in moving the United States (and other regions of the world) toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy system. It is one of the few renewable energy technologies that can supply continuous, baseload power. Additionally, unlike coal and nuclear plants, binary geothermal plants can be used a flexible source of energy to balance the variable supply of renewable resources such as wind and solar. Binary plants have the capability to ramp production up and down multiple times each day, from 100 percent of nominal power down to a minimum of 10 percent…>> 

Enhanced geothermal systems
Low-temperature and co-production of geothermal electricity in oil and gas wells.

2016 Outlook: Future of Geothermal Industry Becoming Clearer                January 27, 2016 | By Jennifer Delony
…The current expectation of global geothermal energy through the end of the decade is that annual capacity installations will bring the existing approximately 12.6 GW to nearly 21.5 GW, with smaller increases in 2016-2017 giving way to larger annual increases from 2018-2020, according to data presented in April by Ruggero Bertani, geothermal business development manager for Enel, during the 2015 World Geothermal Congress…>>

Geothermal Energy: New Technologies

Why not “create” hot water beneath the surface by injecting cold water into dry, hot rock formations and then recovering the water once it has been heated through contact with them? The use of end-of-life, or depleted, oil fields is also being studied…>>
Engineered Geothermal Systems
Case Study: Soultz-sous-Forêts, France
Using End-of-Life Oil Fields

How Next-Gen Geothermal Could Boost The Future Of Energy
December 20, 2013 | by Garrett Hering
The research team believes it can enable geothermal power generation in most U.S. states west of the Mississippi River and even on the East Coast in states such as West Virginia. A spinoff of the University of Minnesota, Heat Mining Co. LLC, expects to begin construction on a pilot plant next year that could open the way to future commercial development in unconventional locations…>>