Did You Know?
- The definition of geothermal is "geo=Earth and thermal = heat"
- The world's first geothermal power plant was constructed in 1904 in Larderello, Italy, and continues to generate power to the present day
- When one MWhr of geothermal power displaces one MWhr of coal-fired power, approximately one ton of carbon dioxide emissions is offset.
- Geothermal power plants generate base load power due to their reliability.
- Geothermal energy is used in more than 20 countries to generate electricity, including the USA, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico, the Philippines, Kenya, Costa Rica, Iceland, etc
- Kenya is the first country in Africa to generate electricity from Geothermal sources
- Electricity generated by geothermal energy helps conserve non-renewable fossil fuels, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions that pollute the environment.