Electricity is generated from geothermal energy at The Geysers in Northern California, the world's largest single source of geothermal power.
Geothermal Power Facts
- It's clean – no fossil fuels are burned.
- It's reliable – geothermal plants have a high capacity factor, up to 96%.
- It's cost-effective – today's cost of geothermal electricity ranges from $0.05 to $0.08 per kilowatt-hour, and technology improvements are steadily lowering that range.
- The debt for The Geysers has been paid off; thus, only the operating and maintenance costs remain.