In the April 2010 US Geothermal Power Production and Development Update, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) surveyed current developers of geothermal energy in the United States. The update identified 188 projects underway in 15 states. With seven new geothermal plants that came online in the U.S. in 2009, geothermal power capacity rose 6% from 2008-2009 and there was 26% growth in new projects under development.