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Global geothermal power generation capacity reaches 14,600 MW at year end 2018

Global Geothermal Power Generation Capacity addition 2009-2018 (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 3 Jan 2019

The global geothermal power generation capacity has reached 14,600 MW at year-end 2018, with an addition of 587 MW in 2018 and the largest chunk added by Turkey and Indonesia.

Continuing its gradual growth, the geothermal sector has added 587 MW in power generation capacity worldwide from year-end 2017 to year-end 2018.

Additions in 2018 were:

  • Turkey – 294 MW
  • Indonesia – 139 MW (additions in Sorik Marapi and Lumut Balai, were planned to add 95 MW this year, but did not connect to the grid ahead of year end)
  • U.S. – 48 MW
  • Iceland – 45 MW
  • New Zealand – 25 MW
  • Croatia – 18 MW
  • China – 15 MW
  • Germany – 3 MW
  • Unclear – 1 MW

When exploring the actual growth over a 10 year period (additions from 2009 to 2018), the below is the picture:

  • Turkey – 1,317 MW
  • Indonesia – 956 MW
  • U.S. – 599 MW
  • Kenya – 509 MW
  • New Zealand – 421 MW
  • Iceland – 180 MW
  • Italy – 134 MW
  • Chile – 48 MW
  • Others – 177 MW