Geothermal energy is a low-polluting, renewable resource with no fuel-related costs that provides base-load power. Geothermal sources have generated electricity for more than a century and newer plants run at 90% capacity or higher, meaning geothermal power production is efficient and reliable.
Geothermal energy powers large grids and benefits both the environment and the economy, yet the resource is vastly underutilized across the globe. It has enormous potential for growth. Limitations to geothermal development have thus far been both economical and technical, but rising costs of traditional energy and technological advancements in drilling and resource utilization make continued geothermal development a certainty.