Geothermal, renewable energy that can also be baseload

The Geysers geothermal plant in California

The Geysers geothermal plant in California

Most renewable energy sources fluctuates in output. By contrast, geothermal energy produces steady baseload power 24/7. Many coal plants are nearing retirement or are scheduled for closing due to pollution. Geothermal could replace them in New Mexico, Utah. Nevada, and parts of California.

“By being able to load follow, geothermal can be reduced during low need time and increased without much effort. There is no need to store power that cannot be used. The price of power can be kept lower than other renewables since more of it is sold than the intermittent power sources like wind and solar.”

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