Energy at a Glance: Geothermal Power Economics

Published March 2, 2023

Geothermal plants produce 0.4 percent of the utility-scale electricity in the United States.

The United States also produces the most electricity from geothermal plants in the world.

Geothermal power is a renewable energy source that provides dispatchable, constant power, and is not dependent upon weather conditions.

Expansion of geothermal energy use at the utility scale level is limited by the number of suitable locations.