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What geothermal projects does the tracker include?

The objective of the tracker is to provide information on geothermal power plant units with capacities of 30 megawatts (MW) or more. The tracker includes every geothermal power plant unit at this capacity threshold of any status, including operating, announced, under development, under construction, shelved, cancelled, mothballed, or retired.

How do you define capacity?

Capacity is measured in megawatts, and refers to the collective nameplate capacity of the geothermal power plant unit.

Can you explain the difference between “units” and “plants”?

The tracker provides separate data on each of the multiple facilities that typically exist at a particular location. Each of these facilities is referred to as a “unit”. The entire collection of units at a given location is referred to as a “plant”.

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What if I find an error or a missing project?

Please send information on errors or omissions to Kasandra O’Malia ([email protected]).


Who built this tool?

The tracker was designed and produced by Global Energy Monitor, a network of researchers seeking to develop collaborative informational resources on fossil fuel impacts and alternatives.

How do I cite this data?

Please cite as “Global Energy Monitor, Global Geothermal Power Tracker, August 2022 release.”