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Economic Impact of Permitting Timelines on Produced Geothermal Power

Metadata Updated: June 11, 2023

Despite having a large geothermal power potential in the United States, only a small fraction has been developed for power generation. Various barriers, including technical, financial, and regulatory permit delays, are attributed to lower contribution of geothermal energy in the national grid. Unpredictable environmental reviews and permitting timelines are some of the non-technical barriers that can cause delays in geothermal exploration and utilization plans. This study shows that the geothermal permitting timelines can vary from six months to several years, depending on the presence or absence of biological resources, cultural resources, and sensitive environmental issues at the project site. The potential impacts of these permit barriers can range from investors abandoning geothermal development to making the product (i.e., electricity) more expensive and uncompetitive.

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Metadata Created Date April 26, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 11, 2023

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Metadata Created Date April 26, 2022
Metadata Updated Date June 11, 2023
Publisher Idaho National Laboratory
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Data First Published 2022-02-15T07:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2022-02-16T16:38:46Z
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