The Geysers

Geothermal field in the Mayacamas Mountains of California. Collectively the world's largest geothermal power complex by nameplate capacity.
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The West Ford Flat power plant is one of 22 power plants at The Geysers

The Geysers, a geothermal power field 72 miles (116 km) north of San Francisco, California, is the largest geothermal development in the world. It is currently outputting over 750 MW. The Geysers consists of 22 separate power plants that utilize steam from more than 350 producing wells. The Calpine Corporation operates and owns 19 of the 22 facilities.[1]

Other geothermal power plantsEdit

Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 The Geysers   United States 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 1808 [2]
2 Cerro Prieto   Mexico 32°23′57″N 115°14′19″W / 32.39917°N 115.23861°W / 32.39917; -115.23861 (Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station) 958 [3][4][5]
3 Hellisheiði   Iceland 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 303
4 Olkaria   Kenya 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 260
5 Darajat   Indonesia 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 255
6 Malitbog   Philippines 11°09′07″N 124°38′58″E / 11.15194°N 124.64944°E / 11.15194; 124.64944 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 233 [6]
7 Wayang Windu   Indonesia 07°12′00″S 107°37′30″E / 7.20000°S 107.62500°E / -7.20000; 107.62500 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 227 [7]
8 Kamojang   Indonesia 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 203
9 Navy   United States 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 240 [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Calpine Corporation - The Geysers" (http). Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Geothermal California" (PDF). GRC Bulletin. Geothermal Resources Council. September 2002. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. "Mexico Country Report 2012" (PDF). IEA Geothermal Implementing Agreement. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. Powerhouses of Cerro Prieto, retrieved 2010-03-20
  5. Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station, retrieved 2010-03-20
  6. Energy Development Corporation: Geothermal Operating Sites, retrieved 24 March 2011
  7. Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station, retrieved 2010-03-20