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U.S. geothermal renewable electricity generation capacity 2015-2050

This statistic gives outlook figures on the renewable energy net summer capacity in the U.S. electric power sector from 2015 to 2050. In 2050, the generation capacity of geothermal energy is estimated to reach almost eight gigawatts.

Net summer capacity of geothermal energy in the U.S. electric power sector from 2015 to 2050 (in gigawatts)*

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Release date

January 2017


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Geothermal includes hydrothermal resources only. Figures after 2015 are projections.

The electric power sector includes electricity-only and combined heat and power plants whose primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public.

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